The Mercury

Botswana urged to cut wage bill

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The Internatio­nal Monetary Fund (IMF) last week urged Botswana’s government to cut its wage bill, as public workers are staging a seven-week strike to demand an increase. “The Botswana government needs to reduce the size of the wage bill as a share of gross domestic product as this remains rather high relative to comparator countries and is not sustainabl­e,” an IMF mission said in a statement. – Sapa-AFP

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