Productivity, competitiveness in the workplace worrisome

Mokgethi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Mokgethi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

As Botswana continues to get low ratings on global competitiveness, the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs has embarked on a project and developed a draft National productivity and competitiveness policy, strategy and implementation plan.

The objective of the policy is to provide a framework for addressing national productivity and competitiveness challenges in a holistic and coordinated manner. Moreover, it will also help propel Botswana’ economy towards high income status through productivity improvement, a requisite for economic growth, employment and improved livelihood.

Delivering a statement on the recurrent and development budget proposals to the Committee of Supply in Parliament recently, Labour and Home Affairs Minister, Anna Mokgethi said the Institute of Development Management (IDM) report of 2023 shows that Botswana continues to get low ratings on global competitiveness.

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