The Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) scooped two awards at the recently held Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry (MITI) Excellence Awards.
The agency was awarded with the Best Performing Parastatal for the 5th consecutive year and Most Economic Diversification Drive (EDD) Compliant Parastatal.
CEDA Head of Marketing and Communications Anno Tshipa said in a brief interview that the two awards are symbolic of how CEDA is committed to the growth of citizen-owned businesses and the economy of Botswana as a whole.
The Best Performing Parastatal Award is awarded to the Parastatal that has met or even exceeded most of its targets in the 2016/17 Financial Year.
“CEDA has always done well with regard to its financial performance. The Most EDD Compliant Parastatal is awarded to the Parastatal that makes significant efforts to support the Economic Diversification Drive which is spearheaded and driven by MITI,” said Tshipa.
Tshipa further stated that CEDA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thabo Thamane was also individually awarded “The Go to Guy of the Year” adding that the accolade is awarded to someone who is known to constantly deliver on their promise and mandate. She said they are known to go through leaps and bounds to ensure that they effectively deliver on the tasks they have been set.
“These awards are testimony of the efforts CEDA makes in insuring that it achieves its mandate of driving entrepreneurship empowering Batswana,” she stated.
The Minister of Investment Trade and Industry, Vincent Seretse commended all performers for the efforts they have put into their work over the year. He recognised the parastatals that fall under MITI and said that it is particularly gratifying for him to be the minister of such an elite group of leaders.
“The Captains of the Parastatals have been exemplary in Leadership and have ensured that the Ministry is equally recognised as one of the Best Performing Ministries in government,” he said.