BEMA Position On ESP

The Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association (BEMA)would like to commend the Botswana Government on this bold and deliberate effort to stimulate economic activity through the Economic Stimulus Package.

Having the manufacturing sector amongst those sectors that the Government has singled out to directly benefit from the stimulus is a much welcome development.

With reduced demand for local goods and services as well as rising unemployment, the stimulus package could not have come at a more opportune time for our sector and the economy.

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A woman’s right to choose: Or is it?

Here in Botswana, we have many single-parent households, mostly female-led, so what does that suggest? That some fathers choose to ditch the responsibility of caring for their children and leave them to the ones who carry them during pregnancy to do the heavy lifting.Of course, in other dynamics, there are instances where the father wants to keep the baby and the would-be mother does not want to, hence the saying ‘whose body is it anyway’.In...

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