President Mokgweetsi Masisi has applauded First Capital Bank for its youth and women empowerment drive.
Officially opening the bank’s headquarters in Gaborone, President Masisi revealed that First Capital has gender strength of 71 percent female employees.
The statistics further indicate that out of 160 employees at First Capital, 41 percent are youth aged between 18 and 30 years.
President Masisi said the realization of the demographic dividend is of paramount and strategic importance for all organizations, adding that the success of youth is the only guarantee of the long-term economic prospects for the local economy.
“It is therefore our commitment as government to redouble our efforts to optimise the participation of our youthful population and women in the economy of this country,” said President Masisi.
The President also believes that Botswana’s recent signing of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment and the International Trade Centre will also go a long way in providing a platform for exposure to women through seminars on topics such as, women in international value chains, digital inclusion and women in free trade agreements.
“This will place Botswana in a more advantageous position to leverage on best business practices worldwide,” President Masisi said.