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Khama’s ESP breaks no new ground

Government plans to create over 27 000 jobs and allocate 34 000 plots as part of its expansionary fiscal Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) in the 2015/16 financial year to revitalise an ailing economy reliant on diamond revenue, a provisional report seen by INK Centre for Investigative Journalism shows.

ESP Projects awarded while Botswana is still arguing

While Botswana is still debating President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s Economic Stimulus Package, Sunday Standard has raised documents revealing that the stimulus programme has already started and has been running for months – some projects under the programme have already been completed while others have been put out to tender.