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Protection of market access
The dilemma that faces the Ministers of Finance and Planning is that with a depleting natural resource sector it is necessary that we diversify the economy especially in the situation in which income from the energy sector (it earns 90 per cent of our foreign exchange) is declining and deficit budgets are becoming the norm. However, it will take a number of years before the earnings from the diversified economy could significantly contribute to national income, especially foreign income.
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