Agriculture is solution to transformation

source: BOPA
22 February, 2010

GABORONE – Botswana faces a mammoth task in its quest to transform the economy given its sole dependence on diamonds for revenue.

Debating the 2010/11 budget on Thursday, Chobe MP, Mr Gibson Nshimwe, said apart from the shrinking diamond market, the fact that diamonds were a finite resource was another major source of concern.

He said it was high time government looked at other sectors such as agriculture, saying it was unfortunate that the country did not have a manufacturing base hence its major exports were diamonds.

MP Nshimwe commended the government for steps it took against Zimbabwe following the imprisonment and subsequent fining of three wildlife officers who got lost trailing lions and ended up on [continue reading]

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