Moses D Pelaelo: Welcome remarks - 2019 Media Economic Briefing

Welcome remarks by Mr Moses D Pelaelo, Governor of the Bank of Botswana, at the 2019 Media Economic Briefing, Gaborone, 21 May 2019.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
03 June 2019

Let me thank you, Distinguished Members of the Media, for honouring the Bank's invitation to today's Economic Briefing, which also marks the launch of the 2018 Bank of Botswana Annual Report. As I have repeatedly indicated, the Bank of Botswana values greatly the critical role played by the Media in the dissemination of financial, economic and other information to the nation; it is, therefore, not a coincidence that this economic briefing comes immediately after the briefing of His Excellency The President and Members of the Cabinet.

The Annual Report is published in compliance with the Bank of Botswana Act and, as a statutory requirement, contains a report on the Bank's operations and audited financial statements, that is to say, it is the primary vehicle for accountability to the nation on the operations and financial performance of the Bank.