BCM calls for more coal research

Seeking linkages: Siwawa believes partnerships could enhance research in coal PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Seeking linkages: Siwawa believes partnerships could enhance research in coal PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM) has stressed the importance of collaborations on coal research, noting that the findings might boost the economy by unearthing other beneficiation industries.

Speaking during a Science Lecture and Research Synthesis workshop on Tuesday, BCM CEO Charles Siwawa said there is an adequate number of researchers capable of tackling coal who, however, lack research for their studies.

“Research has to be continuous as there are benefits that come out of it,” he said. “However, I urge researchers to exploit different industries to fund their research. “There are other alternatives which include financial institutions as well as equity funding.”

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