At the time of this interview, Joshua Galeforolwe was the chief executive officer of the Public Enterprise Evaluation and Privatisation Agency in Botswana. Prior to creating and running PEEPA, Galeforolwe was general manager of Air Botswana. Under his leadership, the airline was restructured and made a profit for the first time since it was established in the 1960s. He earneds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Makerere University in Uganda and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland.
Chief Executive Officer
Public Enterprise Evaluation and Privatisation Agency, Botswana
Country of Reform:
Public Enterprises and Privatisation Agency
Date of Interview:
Friday, July 24, 2009
Joshua Galeforolwe discusses the creation of Botswana’s Public Enterprise Evaluation and Privatisation Agency, using a consultancy model. He outlines the goals behind Botswana’s privatization efforts and the challenges of putting together a privatization strategic plan, identifying candidate enterprises for privatization and restructuring other state owned enterprises. Galeforolwe also discusses the difficulty of coordinating privatization efforts and policies across ministries and in dealing with lack of support from many of those ministries. He touches on the challenges for Botswana of a self-directed structural adjustment program. He also offers advice for other countries attempting the privatization of public enterprise.
Joshua Galeforolwe Interview
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