BEMA suspends its executive director

The Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association (BEMA) has suspended its executive secretary, as part of a planned turnaround at the organisation.

Information gathered by BusinessWeek indicates that Stembile Tawengwa was suspended mid-May, pending a hearing by the Association’s board. This week, insiders in the 125-organisation strong Association said Tawengwa’s suspension was part of a shake-up intended to restore lustre to the business grouping. BEMA is an industry voice for small, medium, large scale and corporate exporters and manufacturers.

“BEMA is not performing well financially and this is not because there is no money; we need a shake up to turn things around,” a senior member of the organisation told BusinessWeek.

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