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Mphoeng Mphoeng
Twitter: @Mphoeng_M
Mphoeng is a seasoned Investment professional, with more than a decade’s experience in corporate investment fields at large firms like BIFM (Botswana Insurance Fund Management), Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of Botswana. Mpho
  • Dubai Expo 2020 and the question of ROI

    These questions are justified considering the current fiscal situation of the country where budgets are tight and rationalisation of expenditure has been touted heavily in the past two years. It has been a cry by Batswana for the past few years that...

  • Tone set for NDP12 but glaring omissions still exist

    Whilst previous ministers had touched on much of the same issues, this time it felt as if the issues were getting the due attention they deserve. It felt like the ministry and minister had finally listened to a lot of the complaints Batswana have...

  • A budget for the ages: Time for Botswana business plan change

    This statistic has been steadily worsening with Botswana ranked one of the most unequal countries in the world. Unemployment has steadily been climbing over the past 15 years to reach 24% officially (unofficially I suspect if you remove Ipelegeng and...

  • 2021: The economic year that was

    Diamond sales took a nosedive as sightholders were unable to fly into Botswana to make purchases. Unbudgeted for expenditure on fighting COVID-19 spiralled the budget deficit out of control, leaving the government scrambling to find a way to finance...

  • 2022: Selebi-Phikwe’s new dawn?

    A few days later BCL Mine, which was the lifeblood of the town I grew up in called Selebi-Phikwe, was closed.At least 5,000 direct jobs disappeared, many more indirect jobs suffered, companies closed down, unemployment skyrocketed, suicides were...

  • The coming of the Lottery: Will Batswana benefit?

    They largely focused on the supposed benefits the lotto/lottery would bring to the economy and why it is important to expedite the awarding and operation of the lotto/lottery. These 'protests' piqued my interest, not in the behind-the-scenes...

  • Middle-class to blame for Covid mess

    Let’s put to the side that many of you are the ones facilitating corruption in procurement, failing government in the implementation of policies etc. Let’s put that aside. Our biggest contribution (all of us) is our culpability in this whole...

  • In support of the ERTP

    The ERTP was necessitated by the negative impact envisaged on the global and national economies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Botswana had just published and finalised its Mid-Term Review of the National Development Plan (NDP) 11. The NDP11...

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