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Inside the Presidency-Issue No 3

This week opened with His Excellency and Cabinet attending the launch of the Bank of Botswana 2009 Annual Report at the invitation of the Governor of Bank of Botswana on Monday, 31 June 2010. The launch afforded the President the opportunity to be briefed on the state of the economy with presentations bordering on economic performance; determinants and trends in household financial savings in Botswana; performance of the reserves and performance of financial institutions.  Reflected in the report was the contraction that occurred during 2009 compared with the previous year and the downward trend of inflation to fall within the banks set medium term objective.

On Tuesday, 1 June 2010, His Excellency graced the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ first ever Aviation Pitso in Maun. The purpose of the Pitso was to accord stakeholders in the air transport industry a platform to discuss and address issues pertaining to the impact of aviation on Botswana’s economic growth and diversification efforts.

The Pitso resolved amongst others to establish an aviation curriculum, address issues of safety and security at airports whilst designing a robust and intense marketing strategy to promote the sector in Botswana.  For his part, His Excellency echoed Government’s commitment to support and develop the transport hub and further urged stakeholders to grow the industry, come up with implementable proposals for expeditious execution within six months.

Yesterday, Miss Botswana paid a courtesy call on His Excellency the President at the Office of the President where she shared her vision as the nations’ Ambassador and her intended projects during her reign.

Today, His Excellency departed for Cuba on a state visit and is expected back on 13 June 2010. BGCIS     


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