Tough questions on citizen empowerment

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Ministers of Finance and Development Planning, Trade and Industry and Labour and Home Affairs were asked questions which revealed deficiencies in citizen economic empowerment specifically and Botswana’s economic and immigration management in general.

While the questions were specifically about Chinese involvement in the country’s economy, they were generally about showing the government’s lackadaisical attitude on citizen economic empowerment.

The Minister of Finance and Development Planning was asked to state how much in Pula terms has been paid to Chinese companies in the last five years, how much of that amount has been invested in the domestic economy of Botswana and how much has been repatriated outside the country.

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