SOE reforms’ can kicked further down the road

Transformed: The BTC remains the prime example of the country’s few successful privatisations. However, government still holding the majority shareholding PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Transformed: The BTC remains the prime example of the country’s few successful privatisations. However, government still holding the majority shareholding PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Paragraph 87 was probably the most nervy and difficult passage of the Budget Speech for Finance Minister Peggy Serame to pronounce on Monday.

Serame’s address, in its many features, was composed like a jazz song, with a series of highs and lows, well-tuned to low-pitch notes that represent the economic perils the nation faces.

At the beginning, the tempo was allegro and the speech sounded like a revolutionary budget that is going to lift Botswana to record highs amidst global economic perils. The announcement of political party funding to the tune of P34 million, the increase in sport spending and the ramping up of the development budget, were melody to many ears that pricked up to listen to the Finance minister.

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