Private sector worries Vision 2016 council

Private sector worries Vision 2016 council

The Publicity Manager for the national Vision 2016 Council, Charity Kgotlafela, has expressed concerns over some private companies that continue to drag their feet in the promotion of the vision pillars.

Kgotlafela told a breakfast seminar organised for the private sector on Tuesday that the council was faced with challenges that include lack of capacity to grapple with the national agenda as well as resources to traverse the whole country to sensitise the people towards the actualisation of the vision.

It has been 18 years since the inception of the national Vision 2016 pillars in 1996 where an institution tasked with driving the vision was set up.

Statistics show that up to now only 93 percent of the population in Botswana is aware of the vision council and its pillars.

But the problem now arises when some private companies find themselves left behind in implementing and promoting those pillars.

With only 2 years to the year 2016, a year that the country will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Vision 2016 Council has vowed to fight hard and ensure that, together with the private sector, they identify areas of collaboration in so far as coming up with activities to help fast track implementation of the vision is concerned.

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