Covid stain remains on economy despite rebound

Desperate days: The COVID-19 restrictions resulted in record economic contraction in 2020 PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Desperate days: The COVID-19 restrictions resulted in record economic contraction in 2020 PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The local economy is yet to fully get out from under the impact of COVID-19, with most sectors performing below their pre-pandemic levels despite the robust rebound recorded recently, BusinessWeek has established.

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by seven percent year-on-year in the first quarter of the year, compared to one percent over the same period last year, according to data released recently by Statistics Botswana.

The growth came after a strong rebound of 11.4% in the economy in 2021.

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Tighten the law on drug dealers

Our youth are perishing; their once hopeful bright future is going down the drain; all because of illicit drugs.It is very easy to blame the addict, but it is not as simple as that! Drug dealing is a very lucrative business for some shameless people amongst our society and as such they have come up with tight strategies on how to push their business.Drug addiction is bad, and while the individual on drugs sometimes might have been the one who...

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