Botswana’s Story: From Humble Beginnings To An African Success Story!

It is now common knowledge to the world that we are in the midst of celebrating 50 years as an independent country. Such a small country has come far, from an undeveloped place to one of the best in Africa. The golden jubilee comes at aΒ time when Botswana is hailed as a thriving middleΒ income economy that has grown from very humbleΒ beginnings.


Botswana attained its independence at a time when it was a poor, undeveloped BritishΒ protectorate known as Bechuanaland.Β In 1965, we thenΒ gained independence, with theΒ founding Father of the Nation, Sir Seretse KhamaΒ as Prime Minister. In 1966, the country became theΒ Republic of Botswana. The discovery of diamondsΒ in 1967 brought about a new dawn.

Over the years,Β Botswana has steadily developed, mainly throughΒ prudent utilisation of her minerals revenues. TheΒ country has grown in international stature, andΒ is now recognised as a peaceful and increasinglyΒ prosperous democratic state. The economyΒ continues to grow rapidly, with vast investments
in education, health, social amenities, socialΒ development and infrastructure.

As Botswana commemorates her Golden Jubilee,Β there is indeed a lot to celebrate. Botswana remains one of Africa’s shining and longest standingΒ democracies. Botswana continues to make marked developmental strides, further entrenching herselfΒ as one of Africa’s shining examples of democracy,
progress, development and good governance.

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