Overhauling the engine of economic growth

The revised CEDA guidelines are a Godsend to an economy and a citizenry that have been parched for grassroots’ led growth for sometime.

Extending loan repayment periods, increasing the amounts allowable and decreasing interest rights are the right combination to reinvigorate citizen economic enterprise, particularly at a time when the post-pandemic period will require such inclusive effort.

In addition, the special sectors identified as focal points for the revised guidelines are quite appropriate, being the areas where citizen enterprise is required to lead the necessary diversification of the economy.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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