The real victory hidden in Masisi’s vaccine lab deal

In the works: The vaccine lab at the Innovation Hub is due by year end PIC: BW GOVERNMENT
In the works: The vaccine lab at the Innovation Hub is due by year end PIC: BW GOVERNMENT

This week’s launch of a biotech laboratory that will produce different cutting-edge vaccines, represents a much-needed victory for the country, after years of being outshined by continental rivals in the battle for global investor attention. Staff Writer MBONGENI MGUNI reports

Policymakers involved in sharpening the country’s competitiveness and ‘ease of doing business’ environment were left smarting last April when social media giant, Twitter, chose Ghana to be its African headquarters.

While frontrunners for the headquarters included powerhouses such as South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, Botswana, which thus far has not attracted any of the global tech giants to set up any form of physical presence, would have felt the reforms it has made in recent years stood it in good stead.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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