The Legae academy Business department took 35 students made up of IGCSE Business, Accounting, Economics, and AS & A Level students to attend the budget speech presented by Honorable Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament of Lobatse Dr Matshekga, who is a renowned economist and Business man.

The purpose of this trip was to enlighten, empower and capacitate our students in the economics issues of Botswana, especially around the transformation agenda of Botswana, of turning our country into a high-income status in 2036 and diverting away from a mineral led economy into a knowledge based Economy.

The Business department of Legae Academy , believes that our students are the future Business and Economics  leaders ,both nationally and internationally, hence our sincere efforts to expose our students to such platforms , instills in them the practical knowledge of what they learn in class and its application in the real world.

The Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender affairs and Member of Parliament, Mrs Annah Mokgethi, addressed our students shortly after the Budget Speech and enlightened our students on the objectives the budget speech and  its objectives. She highlighted governments intended efforts to invest in ICT to increase efficiency in service delivery, encouraged our students on the significance of youth entrepreneurship to tackle unemployment, government’s investment in the creative arts industry and lastly motivated them to work hard in their academic pursuits, and actively play a meaningful role in the economy of Botswana.

Our trip was a success to the budget speech and members of the Business community and public were impressed with our student’s level of discipline and enthusiasm.

Mr Bakang Phuthego

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