e-Legislation to reduce bottlenecks

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The government of Botswana says it is geared towards enacting reforms that would see the operations of both government departments and ministries go online in order to expedite services that it conducts. This follows the country’s plummeting rankings in the World Bank’s Doing Business report.

According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dorcas Makgato-Malesu, among the most problematic areas are starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property, getting credit, legislation and enforcing contracts.