Trading licences requirements relaxed

Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) has informed members that government has agreed to remove bottlenecks on trading license applications, so businesses can pay annual fees without waiting for other government inspections.

Speaking at the annual general meeting held in Gaborone on Wednesday, BOCCIM president Lekwalo Mosienyane said they remained firm on their mandate of ensuring a conducive business environment.

“We engaged government through the already established public-private dialogue structures. A new licensing regime was implemented and a review of the point based system was carried out resulting in more relaxed pass marks,” he said.

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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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