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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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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