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PSP PREACHES ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE
22/08/16
PSP PREACHES ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE On the 12th of April 2016, the Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP), Carter Morupisi addressed public officers in Francistown about the Economic Stimulus Package. He informed them that the programme will run for three years and target projects which were shelved due to recession and other new projects that will help to stimulate the economy.

PSP PREACHES ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE

On the 12th of April 2016, the Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP), Carter Morupisi addressed public officers in Francistown about the Economic Stimulus Package. He informed them that the programme will run for three years and target projects which were shelved due to recession and other new projects that will help to stimulate the economy.

PSP informed the gathering that ESP is a government programme which is aimed at stimulating the economy, employment creation and to promote economic diversification. The programme will be driven by different sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. He encouraged the gathering to identify a sector that can set Francistown apart from other regions and to complement government in hiring locals at their homes. Carter Morupisi encouraged departments to be more facilitative in carrying out the ESP projects and support locally owned private companies especially small businesses.

According to the Director, Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), Rose Seretse government is the largest procurer of goods and services. She encouraged Procuring Entities to follow the provisions of the PPADB and LAPAD Acts when implementing the ESP programme. “If not implemented well, the ESP programme will fail due to corrupt practices and I urge procuring entities to be careful not to award the same company for various jobs in the institution”, said Seretse.

Procuring Entities were encouraged to make sure that the tender criteria is known by all bidders and that specifications are not tailor made to suit some companies over others. She encouraged officers who authorize payments to always make sure that whatever they are signing for is there or has been done. Rose Seretse advised government employees to desist from receiving presents from companies and/or individuals. They must also desist from delay in provision of services as people will look a way of accessing the service.

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