Local businesses want share of govt tenders

source: Mmegi

SELEBI-PHIKWE: The business community here has told the Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry that government needs to expedite the creation of an enabling environment and to deliberately promote small- and medium-scale enterprises.

Keith Kgathi, a local businessman, appealed to the Minister Duke Lefhoko to regulate the market to ensure that small businesses benefited from government tenders.

“When you approach parastatals or government departments, they believe that some projects cannot be carried out by a Motswana,” Kgathi said. “The government should intervene to ensure that local businesses are given a fair chance.”

Representatives of the Selebi-Phikwe business community were meeting with Minister Kgathi at [continue reading]

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