Govt support SMMEs

source: BOPA
30 April, 2010

GABORONE – The governments decision to use its purchasing power to buy locally produced goods and services has given impetus to local businesses, says Vice President Lt Gen. Mompati Merafhe.

He said the initiative will also reduce the countrys huge import bill.

Officially opening the 2nd Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) conference and fair in Gaborone yesterday, Lt Gen Merafhe also emphasised the importance of the private sector procurement in the growth of the SMME sector.

He said the diversity, distribution and agility of the private sector could also contribute to the establishment, survival and prosperity of SMMEs.

The vice president said the private sector, compared to [continue reading]


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