BOPEU celebrates the first female Finance Minister since Independence

Finance Minister Serame. PIC. PHATSIMO KAPENG
Finance Minister Serame. PIC. PHATSIMO KAPENG

Botswana Public Employees Union, (BOPEU) have hailed the recently tabled budget speech as a watershed moment for Botswana,  more specifically because it is the first since Independence by a female Minister.

In their review BOPEU says this , being the first budget speech to be presented by a female Minister of Finance and Economic Development in Botswana, makes it a significant milestone considering a history of disproportionate representation of women in politics and parliament since independence in 1966.

The trade Union also observed that the budget proposal for the 2022/2023 financial year marks the end of the eleventh National Development Plan 11, which is a medium-term plan towards the country’s implementation of the Vision 2036.

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