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Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI)
Economic Diversification Drive

Service Description

Economic Diversification Drive (EDD) Initiative The EDD initiative aims to diversify the economy by developing sectors other than the primary sectors so that they contribute meaningfully to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In the short term, the initiative seeks to leverage the Government’s purchasing power to enhance local production and consumption through local procurement and the application of price preference margins based on annual turnover.

Who can apply?

All manufacturers and service providers operating in Botswana are encouraged to register under the initiative.

 How do I obtain the service?

Visit the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) head offices in Gaborone at the Government Enclave, next to the Parliament Building or Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs, Department of Co-operative Development, Local Enterprise Authority (LEA), Citizen Economic Development Agency (CEDA), and District Commissioner’s offices countrywide.

How do I apply?

Complete the Economic Diversification Drive Initiative applications forms in duplicate. Forms are obtained from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (head office), website (www.mti.gov.bw) and MTI district offices as well as LEA and CEDA offices country wide.


  • A certified copy of the certificate of registration and/ or incorporation issued by the Office of the Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property.
  • A certified copy of valid relevant licence or Registration Certificate from a competent authority
  • A certified copy of Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Most recent financial statements inclusive of a Balance Sheet, Income or Profit and Loss Account, and Cash flow. New enterprises are allowed to submit two (2) year projected financial statements provided the enterprise has been in operation for less than one (1) year.

you may apply online at here


How much does it cost?

The service is free.

How do I get more information?

Visit MTI, District Offices, LEA and CEDA or visit www.mti.gov.bw for more information or call  (+267) 360 1200

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