Botswana has placed the availability of basic public services at the heart of the recovery to attract more foreign direct investment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As we seek to diversify our economy and attract foreign direct investment to our country, the availability and access to basic public services such as water and electricity cannot be overstated,” said Friday. President Mokgweetsi Masisi during commissioning of the 100 km long transmission pipeline. and associated works from the Masama well fields to the Mmamashia water treatment plant in Mmamashia village.
He said the water infrastructure, which carries a maximum of 64 million liters of water per day, was a priority to address the water scarcity in the southern African country’s capital and surrounding areas.
During a time when hygiene is the main defense against disease, Masisi said water is the key to saving people’s lives.
In addition to meeting the daily demand of the population, Masisi said that this water pipeline will be essential to ensure economic growth in various sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, transport, energy, technologies of information and communications, among others.
âThe government intends to make Botswana a prime investment destination. It means making sure we have the right environment and the necessary infrastructure, âhe said. Final element