Botswana reserves select tourism jobs for citizens

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Thursday revealed that his government has reserved some tourism businesses for citizens only.Speaking at the official opening of a five-star hotel in the capital Gaborone, Masisi revealed that bed and breakfast, guest houses, mobile safaris, dugout canoes and transfer of guests between airports and hotels have been made the exclusive preserve of citizens.

“Furthermore, the government will take additional measures, including, in particular, the fast-tracking of applications for change of land use to facilitate the participation by Batswana in Tourism and its associated activities,” said Masisi.

“Also of particular importance is the reservation of some license categories for citizens. This was done with a view to promoting the full participation of Batswana in the Tourism sector” the president said.

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