Employment creation, sound and good industrial democracy

Ketlhalefile Motshegwa
Ketlhalefile Motshegwa

The thrust of my argument is that we need a developmental state to focus on total radical structural transformation of the economy to create employment and empower Batswana.

We must not shy away from dealing with the question of centrality of the State in the arena of development.

One of the most formidable challenges that have not been fully addressed is the structural inadequacy of the inherited economy at independence. At independence, Botswana like most African governments inherited an economy that had been created to export raw materials abroad at the expense of domestic requirements.

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