Govt flexes muscle on local procurement


Government has directed all central government departments, local authorities and parastatal organisations, to procure all their goods and services from locally based manufactures, service providers and agricultural producers.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), government took this decision to try and curb the unemployment rate, build a sustainable economy and reduce the import bill, which currently stands at about P58 billion per annum. The directive is effective April 2015. 

“This is a critical measure through which government wishes to ensure that its purchasing power is used to stimulate economic growth and create the much-needed employment through consumption of locally manufactured products and services,” reads the statement.

Editor's Comment
Has life become worthless?

As many wondered what wrong the young boy could have done to end up killed, it emerged that his own cousin was a suspect in the murder after he claimed P50,000 from Botswana Life. Thato Tsametse, who was last week sentenced to death for the murder of his cousin, had reportedly taken out two Mmoloki Funeral Covers valued at P25,000 each.Over the years, the media has been covering the murder case, and some revelation has come up that certain...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up