The Private Sector appreciates the continued strides of the Government towards supporting the delivery of a Private Sector led economy. Several initiatives regarding reduction of Private sector costs of doing business as well as supporting the business community in capacity development are greatly appreciated.
During the FY 2017/18 private sector budget consultations, members of the business community decided to re-prioritize, advocate and lobby for 4 main issues as the main factors that affect private sector competitiveness. These include credit/ interest rates, Local content and BUBU policy, infrastructure for water for production and efficiency in implementation of agreed policies hence forming the private sector business agenda for FY 2017/18.
This paper therefore details the various business agenda items with recommendations that have been submitted to government for consideration.
Below is our reaction as Private Sector to the National Budget Framework 2018/19