The slow descent of the once-mighty NBC

Presiding: Masisi officially launched the NBC with a call for the private sector to participate in government’s review of policies PIC: BW PRESIDENCY
Presiding: Masisi officially launched the NBC with a call for the private sector to participate in government’s review of policies PIC: BW PRESIDENCY

Senior government leaders, including President Mokgweetsi Masisi, and captains of industry met in Francistown this week for the biennial National Business Conference (NBC). Mmegi’s Francistown Bureau Chief, CHAKALISA DUBE, has attended several NBCs over the years and notes that the event is degenerating into a talk shop

FRANCISTOWN: Business Botswana’s biennial National Business Conference (NBC) is unquestionably the largest corporate-to-government gathering in the country.

The event, which takes place once every two years brings together senior government officials and respected corporate executives with the main goal of coming up with economic as well as business reforms to improve Botswana’s economy and competitiveness globally.


Editor's Comment
Urgent call: Stop the killing!

The previous week, we had an article about a police officer shooting his wife, and turning the gun on himself, whilst he died, his wife survived and is still in the hospital.Sadly that was not the only article we carried on intimate partner killings. There was the Francistown case, where a young woman allegedly stabbed her ‘former boyfriend’ and many others which were reported throughout the week.As all the reports were coming in, a Botswana...

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