ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Feb 2010In February 2010, the government of Botswana announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.
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"Motowane urges govt institutions to buy locally," Ministry of Trade and Industry website, http://www.mti.gov.bw/index.php?view=article&catid=59:latest-news&id=242:motowane-urges-govt-institutions-to-buy-locally&option=com_content&Itemid=10
On 25 February 2010 the Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Maxwell Motowane, told government officials that they should buy locally produced goods so long as they met established standards. This represents an official endorsement not to buy foreign produced products. Subsequent announcements by the same ministry indicate that steps have been subsequently taken to check that government agencies are complying with this instruction.