'Civil Servants In Businesses, Recipe For Corruption'


The business community is resolute in their objection to a move by the previous administration to allow civil servants to run businesses, arguing it would precipitate serious conflict or governance issues as the referee also became a player.

Speaking during the 46th High Level Consultative Council (HLCC) meeting on Thursday, Business Botswana (BB) president, Gobusamang Keebine said the move would simply breed and fester corruption.

“Allowing civil servants to do business has reserved all governance, noble and gallant efforts to fight corruption,” said Ebineng. “Corruption is detrimental to the rule of law as they would all agree that without the rule of law the path of high income becomes a pie in the sky. Economies do not grow their way to high income through corruption.”

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