Budget speech fails to address workers plight legislator

source: BOPA
25 February, 2010

GABORONE – Parliament should not approve the 2010/11 budget as long as it remained apathetic and unwilling to address the plight of public servants, Selibe Phikwe West MP, Mr Gilson Saleshando charged in Parliament last week. Why should we disadvantage our employees when they have been so committed to prudently running the civil service, he asked rhetorically.

He slammed government for not doing anything to help Batswana, arguing that foreign companies won most tenders while Batswana settled for crumbs.

MP Saleshando described Botswanas economy as an export platform for low quality goods.

To diversify the countrys economy, he said, there was need for an [continue reading]

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