Economist calls for budget transparency

Dr Tlhalefang
Dr Tlhalefang

FRANCISTOWN: Government has been encouraged to provide the public with information regarding the fiscal budget before it is presented to the public, to improve transparency.

Speaking at the Stanbic Bank Budget Review session held at Thapama Hotel yesterday, Dr Jonah Tlhalefang, a senior economics lecturer at the University of Botswana (UB) said the private and public sectors, as well as the media and public, must hold government accountable for how it uses natural resources.

He said the budget is government’s most powerful instrument to meet the needs, and fulfill the priorities of its people.

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