Vision 2036 Presidential Task Team (PTT) chairman, Neo Moroka handed over the Vision 2036 document to President Ian Khama on July 6. The chairperson was accompanied by his deputy, who is also the chairman of the current Vision 2016 Council, Martin Makgatlhe and some PTT members. The handover was conducted at the Office of the President.
The PTT was appointed and launched in October 2015, in order to facilitate a national consultative process for the purpose of defining a long-term vision for Botswana. The task team was fully made up of different experts from across all sectors, with the following terms of reference:
- To mobilise Batswana to define their own long-term social, environmental, political and economic development aspirations
- To review all relevant background material on the subject (including the draft framework for a new long-term vision for Botswana) - To consult with members of the public on the subject through the press, meetings, seminars, etc, and invite submissions, either oral or written, by individuals or organisations
- To produce a new long-term vision document for Botswana reflecting the consensus that would have emerged from the consultations.
The main questions that were asked during the consultations were as follows:
- What kind of Botswana do we want to build by the year 2036 “looking at the issues of social development, culture, spiritual, economic, environment and governance?”
- What kind of person should a Motswana look like in 2036 in terms of social standing?
- In order to achieve these dreams and aspirations what should be done and by who?
The PTT was constituted around four thematic areas:
- Social and human upliftment
- Sustainable economic development
- Governance, peace and security
- Sustainable environment