Use tax payer’s money wisely

What an act of nobility it is, for citizens to stoically contribute a portion of their dues in earnings to the government treasury, giving to Caeser what belongs to him through tax payments? This is a lofty act of patriotism and nationalism that must be matched by government through prudent spending and shrewd investment in all government undertakings.

This week, the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) presented a draft study on the entrepreneurship landscape in Botswana that revealed horrific figures over how the taxpayer’s money goes down the drain in some of government investments.

The report revealed that while government has resolved to create jobs for Botswana’s ailing economy through funding Small to medium enterprises (SMEs), for a period spanning over five years now, on the other hand the State has been perennially losing lump sums with little to no job creation being done.


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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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