Where is citizen economic empowerment?

source: Mmegi
EDWARD BULE
Correspondent

FRANCISTOWN: For the poor majority of Batswana, citizen economic empowerment is a matter of life or death hence their initial excitement about programmes like the Youth Development Fund, the Financial Assistance Programme (FAP), Kickstart, and Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA).

Besides giving dignity to the people by uplifting them economically, citizen economic empowerment gives them the satisfaction of playing their patriotic duty of participating in the economic development of their country. Many Batswana are however worried that the goals of economic empowerment will remain an empty slogan until all stakeholders, especially the government, take practical steps forward including radical ones such as enacting further regulations to protect Batswana from foreigners as well as chain stores and making sure that the existing laws favouring empowerment are executed to the letter. Buti Billy, councillor and [continue reading]



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