The President Declares No New Vacancies In Government Sector

Many people were hopeful that since we are celebrating our golden jubilee as an independent country, things will get better for us. On a sad twist of events President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has declared that the government is constrained to create new vacancies due to budgetary constraints caused by economic meltdown and decline of diamonds sales.


President Khama said though there were some signs of economic recovery, government could not manage new posts because it would only bloat the civil service.Β However the President indicatedΒ that there were over 2 000 vacant positions at the Ministry of Health and over 300 at the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, henceforth he encouragedΒ ministries to address issues of shortage of staff across their departments by utilizing vacant posts.

Khama challenged departments to utilize the about 3 000 interns, which he said might also be an answer to personnel shortage. As we have many unemployed graduates,this might be the right time for young people to solicit other means of income like small businesses.

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