Botswana urged to benchmark on Japanís economic model

Government should emulate Japan and continue to create a conducive environment for investors as a way of attracting foreign direct investment, which creates jobs and thus help eradicate poverty.

This was said by Afrijapan-Africasia international cooperation Asia-Pacific Region director, Liu Yang at a development partnership conference held in Gaborone this week under the theme ‘change the mentality to transform the economy of Botswana’.

“Sometimes it is not about the facilities or services that can transform the economy. It is about creating a friendly environment for the investors to be able to come and invest here thus creating jobs,” said Yang.

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