Botswana 2017 Budget Speech: Minister Predicts Growth Off The Back Of Expected Recovery in Commodity Prices

Hon. Ontefetse Kenneth Matambo Botswana minister of finance and economic development presented his budget speech on 6 February. During his budget speech presented to the National Assembly on 6 February, Botswana’s minister of finance, Kenneth Matambo, predicted that the country’s economy would grow by 4.2% in 2017, in comparison to the 2.9% recorded in 2016. His positive outlook is based on the World Bank’s forecast for moderate recovery in global commodity prices in 2017. The minister, however

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