The Leader of Opposition Hon Mathibeli Mokhothu frowned at the government for discontinuing with the “Lihalahala” youth programme, which was established to in order to expose recent graduates to employment as they were absorbed on rotational basis for a period of two years by both government ministries and the private sector.

He also complained about non-allocation of budget towards the national reforms programme that the parliament is seized with.

The Leader of Opposition continued to point out that the government had not performed well in farming as it failed to avail farming inputs to many farmers saying few in government benefited at the expense of the majority of farmers across the country.

The United African Transformation (UAT) leader who recently joined the opposition in parliament Dr Mahali Phamotse accused the Executive of tenderpreneurship. She unleashed sharp criticism at the government saying they are at it for their business interest adding that the policy to support the private sector to grow the economy is going to benefit the Ministers and government supporting MPs.

Dr Phamotse said she has little hope that the government will realise these ambitious goals.

Senator ‘Mawinnie Kanetsi commended the budget for prioritising youth through support of youth empowering initiatives.

This she said will help to fight youth unemployment.

The Senator further said she is impressed with the proposed power connections of many villages who will be connected during this financial year. The Minister of Finance said about 50 000 new connections will be made across the country during this financial year.