Exemptions for youth businesses welcome

News coming from the Ministry of Youth Sport and Culture should be an inspiration to young people.

At a time when despondency seems to be the order of the day, Minister Thapelo Olopeng took to Facebook last week to announce some of the most encouraging news that young people need to hear at a time when government needs to be seen to be providing a conducive environment for job creation and citizen empowerment.

Olopeng also announced that Cabinet has approved a substantial number of exemptions for youth businesses. Among others, businesses owned by young people would now have a grace period of five years without paying lease fees for commercial plots and farms.

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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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