Govt urged to speed up business reforms


FRANCISTOWN: Government has been urged to fast track the implementation of new business reforms in an effort to attract potential investors.

Speaking at the Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) workshop at Cresta Thapama Hotel recently, senior manager at National Strategy Office (NSO) Mbakiso Morapedi said business regulation and deregulation, as well as their impact on economic development and growth had taken an increasingly high profile in development discussion in recent years.

“Legislation should specify what is unlawful and make every other activity legal, creating more opportunities and room for business operations. There is currently too much licensing in Botswana. Every business activity has to be licensed, limiting the space for business to operate and drive away potential investors,” he said.

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