LEA hamstrung by funding shortages


Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) CEO, Tebogo Matome says his organisation managed to register and train a record number of entrepreneurial businesses in the past 12 months despite operational constraints exacted by underfunding.

Briefing editors forum in Gaborone yesterday, Matome says in spite of the funding gap, LEA registered and trained 102 Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the year upto March 2015 against a target of 41.

In the period, 4,995 micro enterprises were registered against a target of 1,760.

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