Monday, January 27, 2020

Editorials

Economic take-off will heavily rely on infrastructure renewal

There is still a real chance that Botswana can lift itself, using the bootstraps to become a higher income developing country.The first...

Botswana’s economic structure needs a reality check

Sometime next month, the minister of Finance, Thapelo Matsheka will deliver his first ever budget speech since ascending following General Election in...

Lifting of a Hunting Ban should never provide a guise for “legalized poaching”

The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism has released a very shocking and worrying piece of news. Two hunters shot...

More de-regulation is just what the country needs

Botswana needs a realistic plan that could transform both the demographics as well as the economy. At the moment...

Batswana are hurting; and there is no end in sight

Economically, Batswana are beleaguered.The economy is experiencing strong headwinds.Lack of opportunities continues to bite. The more that happens, the moreBatswana get pushed...

End of diamonds era will bring political instability

Botswana has for over fifty years now relied on diamonds for economic growth. The days of diamonds are however coming to a close. It is political...

Botswana’s women empowerment gains have all been reversed

There is a clear sign that past achievements that Botswana had gained by putting more women at the top administrative and executive rungs have...

Africa has a bright future; but remains trapped in a labyrinth of war and disease

Estimates already put Africa’s population to over a billion, almost the equivalent of India. The demographic is set to...

Reforms should happen faster than is currently the case

Botswana’s economic model is due for reforms. That should happen chiefly by drafting an Industrial Policy that is rooted...

Gov’t must address citizen empowerment with the speed it deserves

The thorny issue of citizen economic empowerment must be addressed with utmost urgency. There is no justification why Botswana after more than...