A local prominent businessman says the national government should put its focus on creating job opportunities.
The businessman, who asked not to be named, said the increasing incidences of lawlessness were a product of the high unemployment rate in the country.
His call came after the Democratic Coalition for Change released its policy statement last Tuesday.
“It’s good to see the government finally came out with its policy documents,” he said.
“But I urge them to prioritise job creation.
“This is essential to provide employment opportunities to our young people who roam the streets every day,” he said.
He added creating job opportunities means inviting more foreign investors into the country and providing for them attractive incentives.
“The way to attractive foreign investors is to grant them 10-year tax holiday.
“This won’t affect government revenue because there are other areas of taxation government would draw its revenue from, particularly in import duty, goods tax, and income tax,” he said.
He noted the government’s policy statement promises huge national projects, which will require billions of dollars to implement.
“What I see here is the government is again going to rely heavily on foreign aid to implement its policies.”
By ELLIOT DAWEA