Monday, April 22, 2024

Francistown’s stalled economic zone: A tale of missed opportunities

In 2013, Francistown, was designated as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), teeming with promise and potential. With a strategic focus on key industries like Freight and Logistics, Distribution of Mining Supplies, Aerospace, Aviation, Engineering, and Electronic Equipment, the stage was set for economic transformation and growth. The government, through the Special Economic Zone Authority, allocated a sprawling 1200-hectare tract of land in Francistown to kick start this ambitious development.

However, a decade later, the anticipated progress and prosperity remain elusive, shrouded in a cloud of stagnation and missed opportunities.

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