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For the people: Transport is among the biggest citizen- led sectors
For the people: Transport is among the biggest citizen- led sectors

With citizens trying but largely failing to make a significant mark in manufacturing over the decades, much solace has been from the fact that Batswana tycoons dominate in the transport sector. Staff Writer BABOKI KAYAWE speaks to BOCCIM Transport Sector chair, Gobusamang Keebine on the citizen niche and the challenges of the manufacturing sector

Mmegi: What would you say are the main reasons behind the lack of growth and sustainability of citizen-owned businesses?

Gobusamang Keebine (GK):  The lack of growth of citizen-owned companies is mainly occasioned by several issues among them lack of adequate capital injection occasioned by stringent demands by financial institutions.  The other factor is that there is very little support by multi-nationals operating in the country.

Editor's Comment
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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