Botswana needs tourist numbers if it is to provide a truss to its sagging economy.It is however a paradox that such volumes will bring a strain to an already weak infrastructure.The solution does not lie in throttling numbers, but in investing more in infrastructure that carries and brings the tourists into Botswana
Recent attacks in South Africa highlight the need for countries like Botswana that rely so much on South Africa for their trade and economic survival to plot an alternative course – at least in the medium term.South Africa is an ongoing political risk.Because of the history of that country, South Africa is potentially an explosive powder keg.Botswana is one of the countries that could not survi
The thorny issue of citizen economic empowerment must be addressed with utmost urgency. There is no justification why Botswana after more than 50 years of independence has not yet produced a large pool of citizen bred millionaires despite the economic success story that the country is renowned for.
Government and the ruling party under President Mokgweetsi Masisi do not have the luxury to campaign for elections without engaging the public sector Trade Unions on the distractions posed by demands for salary hikes.
The Unions want those demands met before elections due in October. Or else there will be blood!