MoPAPA cuts budget by 11%


The Ministry of State President has requested approximately P2 billion for its development budget for the 2015-2016 financial year.

The figure is 11 percent less that what the ministry got the previous year. Out of the amount, the Directorate on Intelligence Service (DIS) will take the largest share of P244 million followed by the National Aids Coordinating Agency (NACA) at P195 million.

Other departments that fall under the ministry are Information and Broadcasting; Auditor General; the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crimes (DCEC); and Disaster Management Office. When making budget presentations for the ministry, Assistant Minister, Phillip Makgalemele said that the World Bank Group was contracted two years ago to come up with an appropriate formula of Doing Business in Botswana, which will guide the government to adopt new ideas.

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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