GABORONE – Botswana Vice President Slumber Tsogwane has called on the private sector and individual Batswana to partner with government to revive the economy.
Speaking during a consultative Kgotla meeting in Xhumo on Monday, Tsogwane said the aim is to transition the country’s economy from a middle-income to a high-income economy by 2036.
Vice President Tsogwane said the economy has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic hence the need for all parties to work together to resuscitate it.
He said to attain this target, it cannot be business as usual and things need to be done differently, adding that for this to happen, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi introduced the Reset Agenda.
With its five priorities, the Reset Agenda is envisaged to push for economic revival and transformation.
The priorities include, To Save Botswana’s Population from Covid-19, Align Botswana Government Machinery to the Presidential Agenda, Dititization, Value-chain Development and Mindset Change.
The esteemed Vice President revealed that the Reset Agenda will also help advance the country towards the target of becoming a high-income economy by 2036.
Speaking about mindset change, Tsogwane said to achieve greatness it is very critical for Batswana to change how they have been thinking and do things differently.
Vice President Tsogwane also reassured of government’s commitment towards economic revival and transformation.
He said government came up with initiatives such as the Economic Recovery Transformation Plan (ERTP) to provide a conducive environment to resuscitate the economy.
Tsogwane encouraged Batswana to take advantage of such initiatives aimed at helping them.