Botswana presents investment opportunities to Qatari firms

DOHA:  Qatar Chamber hosted yesterday a trade delegation from Botswana headed by Peggy O Serame, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry.

The meeting was also attended by CEO of Botswana Investment and Trade Centre, Keletsositise Olebile and Ambassador of the Embassy of Botswana to Qatar, Manyepedza Lesetedi.

Addressing the meeting, Qatar Chamber’s First Vice-Chairman Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Towar Al Kuwari expressed the hope that this meeting would help in fostering our trade and economic ties and strengthening cooperation relations between business sectors of Qatar and Botswana.

He also noted that Qatar Chamber is interested to enhance co-operation relations between Qatari businessmen and companies with their counterparts of all world countries.

He called on Qatari businessmen to explore the investment opportunities available in Botswana which is one of the most fast-growing economies in Africa.

Al Kuwari also affirmed the chamber’s preparedness to help Qatari businessmen identify investment opportunities galore in Botswana.

On her part, Serame said that her country is looking forward to enhancing cooperation relations with Qatar and attracting Qatari investments in sectors of agriculture industry tourism and infrastructure.

The CEO of Botswana Investment and Trade Centre delivered a presentation on Botswanan economy, investment climate and incentives offered by the government to attract foreign investments.

He said that Botswana’s GDP in 2017 reached $17bn, while its exports reached $8.7bn, noting that his country is a market for more than 293 million populations.

Olebile also noted that the key sectors of investment in Botswana are agriculture, mining, tourism, transport and logistics.

Source from: The Peninsula