US agency to finance SMMEs

A United States of America developmental agency, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), is putting together a funding facility to finance local Small Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMME).

OPIC held a finance workshop through the invitation of the American Business Council (ABC) Botswana and the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre last week.

Speaking during the workshop, OPIC Vice President, Jim Polan said that he has realised that a lot of Batswana have viable business ideas, but lack financial resources to pursue their dreams.

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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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