Tsogwane encourages mutually beneficial PPPs

Delegates at the ongoing BALA National Conference 2015. PIC: CHAKALISA DUBE
Delegates at the ongoing BALA National Conference 2015. PIC: CHAKALISA DUBE

FRANCISTOWN: Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Slumber Tsogwane, has appealed to local authorities to put a premium on partnerships with the private sector, to raise funds and ensure their sustainability.

Tsogwane was officiating at the Botswana Association for Local Authorities (BALA) 16th national conference on Tuesday at Adansonia Hotel.   The four day long conference is themed ‘Unlocking investment opportunities-modernising service delivery.’

 “Apart from ensuring sustainability, partnerships can also help Local Authorities to ensure that they operate smoothly. Public Private Partnerships (PPP) have the potential to diversify Botswana’s economy and create jobs for Batswana in the process alleviating poverty and consequently reducing dependence on the government.” “ The private sector should do this as an opportunity for business development. I also urge the public sector to be accommodative to the private sector as PPP partnerships can have an impact on economic development,” he said.

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