MP warns govt on xenophobia

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Selebi-Phikwe West legislator, Dithapelo Keorapetse says the lack of commitment by government to training and localisation plans in all companies, could eventually spark xenophobic attacks in Botswana.

Addressing a kgotla meeting at Kagiso Customary Court last week, Keorapetse said out of the many companies with foreign employees, only 24 had submitted their training and localisation plans to government.

“If foreigners continue to work in the country without any strict measures to ensure that training and localisation plans are in place, how are locals going to benefit? This could lead to xenophobic attacks at some point,” he said.

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