The infant that refuses to grow

Dire straits: Delta Dairies is among the casualties in the manufacturing sector
Dire straits: Delta Dairies is among the casualties in the manufacturing sector

Manufacturing has proved to be the pivotal tool in sustained economic growth and job creation from the economic ascension of rich nations.

This has been seen with countries such as England over 300 years ago, and the industrialisation boom of economies such as the US, Germany and Japan in the 19th century.

Even with emerging 21st century economic powerhouses such as China, which is now the world’s largest manufacturing nation having overtaken USA in 2010, growth in physical volumes of manufacturing has been  the key to prosperity.

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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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