Public resources accountability declining – BIDPA study

Botswana appears to be experiencing a steady decline in accountability, a study conducted by the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) has suggested.

According to the study, titled, ‘An analysis of Botswana implementation challenges’, even the office of the Auditor General (OAG) lacks the authority to enforce some of the decisions it makes in relation to poor management of public resources. The study further notes that several challenges have emerged as strong bottlenecks to optimal project implementation, leading to repeated malpractices. The challenges stated include increasing policy complexity, declining levels of accountability and lack of commitment to reforms.

“Lack of commitment to selected policy choices is emerging as an important challenge for project implementation. Government has increasingly created and adopted policies to which it does not adhere to,” reads part of the report.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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