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Botswana addresses “doing business” challenges – Official

Most problems affecting Botswana’s business environment are human-related, Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) consultant Letsogile Batsetswe said Wednesday.Speaking at a workshop in Gaborone, Batsetswe said poor work ethics, which had been at the top of challenges affecting Botswana’s business competitiveness, were being addressed.

BNPC, he said, was tasked with addressing the challenge and about 957 people were trained in smart work ethics – 895 from the public service and 62 from the private sector.

Batsetswe said poor work ethics was a daily challenge that the BNPC would keep on targeting.

He said it seemed many Batswana lacked understanding about business clusters and a result these were still at infancy stage in the country.

Clusters make it easier and more rewarding to do business, he said.

An official from the Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry, Jaconia Malunga said a predictable and conducive business environment was key to attract investors.

He noted that like other countries around the world Botswana’s business environment had experienced challenges since 2008.

Published on 28.04.2020

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