Gov't pours P379m into Lobatse Leather Park

Lobatse Leather Park
Lobatse Leather Park

Government has so far committed P379 million to the development of the Lobatse Leather Park, according to Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) chief executive officer (CEO), Lonely Mogara.

The leather park has been in the pipeline since 2014 with little progress, a fact that has frustrated Lobatse authorities and residents. In 2020, the Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) had said it completed the evaluation of the project and was awaiting its adjudication.

By then, LEA had anticipated the project to kickstart in December that year. The same year, SEZA was reported to have suggested that the leather park business case study be reviewed to ensure that the enterprise would be profitable.

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