Regional collaboration key to economic development – MITI

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, Peggy Serame, said that Botswana Government remains committed to working closely with the country’s neighbours in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, to enhance socio-economic development. Serame shared these sentiments with regional Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) at the 2019 SADC DFI Games Closing Dinner on Saturday 20th April 2019 at Boipuso Hall. The dinner was a conclusion of a business and sociable initiative which is hosted annually by regional DFIs. The 2019 SADC DFI was hosted by Botswana Development Corporation (BDC).

“Our commitment to furthering Botswana’s development is not for our national benefit alone. Our developmental goals have been conceptualised for Botswana to play an even more invested role in driving greater pan-Africanism across the region and the continent. We intend to achieve this through expanding into greater sustainable investments and the greater exporting of the unique Botswana experience in every trade we participate in,” said Serame.

BDC hosted DFIs from Botswana and regionally namely, Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA), National Development Bank (NDB), Ithala Development Finance Corporation (South Africa), Ithala SOC Limited (South Africa), Fincorp Swaziland; and Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC).