Thursday March 22, 2018

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The national population has recorded an increase of 0.7 % over the past ten years to reach 1,093,238 individualscompared with a 0.9% increase in the previous ten year period 1997-2007.

Figures released today by the Prime Minister Dr Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini show that in the over 65 years age group the 2017 Census shows an increase from 3.7% of the population in 2007, to 4.5% in 2017.

Although this does not reflect a big variation from the previous census it does indicate improved socio-economic conditions for “our people, giving rise to longer lives.”




The Prime Minister Dr Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini says though the Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA) has improved efficiency and tax revenue has increased substantially, it remains true that there is still a great deal of tax evasion in the country.

He says the country''s low tax-to-GDP ratio provides a fairly strong hint in this regard.The Prime Minister was speaking when he submitted his annual tax return to SRA .His speech was read on his behalf by the Deputy Prime Minister Senator Paul Dlamini.




The Prime Minister Dr Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini has called upon the Financial sector to reflect creatively about changes that can make the Kingdom’s capital markets more attractive for investors, including improved marketing of investment products. 

He was speaking at the opening of the Capital Markets Indaba held at the Royal Swazi Spa in Ezulwini.




The Prime Minister Dr Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini says Swaziland is determined to make her business environment reach levels that are unmatched through the provision of a first class service to the business sector.

As a result, Government recently submitted to Parliament draft legislation that provides unbeatable tax concessions in two special enterprise zones.

The Prime Minister was speaking when closing the International Trade Fair 2017 at the Mavuso Trade and Exhibition Centre in Manzini.




The Prime Minister Dr Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini has urged SADC Ministers of Finance to operationalize the SADC Strategy for Financial Inclusion and SMEs Access to Finance.

Speaking at the opening of SADC Ministers of Finance at Royal Villas in Ezulwini, Dr Dlamini said the strategy urgently needs to be operationalized in order to achieve a system that can deliver financial services and products in an manner that renders them available, accessible and affordable to all segments of society.


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