MOREOMAOTO-The Vice President Slumber Tsogwane has urged Batswana to participate in growing the country’s economy.
When addressing kgotla meetings in Moreomaoto, Motopi and Makalamabedi yesterday, the Vice President said Botswana seeks to become a high income country by 2036 adding that optimal use of the country's natural resources will transform the economy and uplift livelihoods. 
He said productivity at work, use of people's skills and mind set change will play a major role in growing the economy.

Meanwhile, Vice President Tsogwane commended the First Lady Mrs Neo Masisi for her advocacy on Gender Based Violence (GBV).

He said the COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to GBV, citing that quarantine and lockdown periods contributed to the rise.

He challenged families to unite and speak in one voice against GBV, adding that protecting humanity is key in achieving Vision 2036. 
In other issues the Vice President reminded residents about the upcoming Population and Housing Census and urged them to be counted.

He said population census is vital in the development of the country and improving livelihoods.

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