Parly wants blanket ban on agric imports

Parliament wants a ban on importation of all agricultural produce
Parliament wants a ban on importation of all agricultural produce

In a bid to empower Batswana and force local food retailers to buy agricultural products from local farmers, Parliament wants a ban on importation of all agricultural products.

On Friday, Members of Parliament (MP) pleaded with the Ministry of Agriculture to consider imposing a ban on importation of all agricultural products to encourage locals to start farming for business and in the process create jobs for other citizens.

The MPs' views followed a question raised by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Maun West, Dumelang Shaleshando on issues surrounding a ban on the importation of some horticultural produce.

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