Economic Diversification is Now

Economic Diversification is Now
Economic Diversification is Now

BOPEU have welcome the transformation agenda announced by the Minister of Finance Ms Peggy Serame  with regards to the budget allocation but  encouraged stringent accountability to projects for the country to increase the growth rate, boost job creation, improve productivity, and reduce poverty and income inequality during the last phase of NPD 11 and beyond.

Furthermore, it is our view that diversification and investment in labour intensive industries should be a priority to narrow the export base and curb the balance of payments deficits at the same time creating employment as well as opportunities for decent work for citizens.

“An emphasis for more rigorous and detailed audits of development projects, to address waste and corruption should be carried out as proposed by the Honourable Minister”,the Union cautioned.

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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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