BITC leads 33 firms to Rwanda conference

Leading the charge: Olebile. PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Leading the charge: Olebile. PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

At least 33 Botswana-based companies will participate at an investment and trade conference and business to business meeting set for Rwanda.

The two-day event, which starts tomorrow, is hosted by the Botswana Investment Trade Centre (BITC) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

The main objective of the conference is to encourage business linkages between the two countries with a view facilitating trade and investment as well as possible joint-venture partnerships.

The local delegation, which will be led by the BITC CEO, Keletsositse Olebile, will have an opportunity to engage one-on-one with its Rwandan counterparts and will undertake a few site visits to explore areas of collaboration or partnerships.

“The expected outcome of these engagements is to see an increase in export-oriented foreign direct investment inflows to Botswana, to identify goods or products and services that Botswana could supply to Rwanda and to realise an increase in economic activities that will drive creation and enable self-sufficiency for Batswana,” the BITC said in a statement.

Participating companies are in sectors such as agriculture and agro processing, tourism and hospitality, mining and mineral beneficiation, manufacturing, ICT, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and the financial and business services industry.

Editor's Comment
What about employees in private sector?

How can this be achieved when there already is little care about the working conditions of those within the private sector employ?For a long time, private sector employees have been neglected by their employers, not because they cannot do better to care for them, but because they take advantage of government's laxity when it comes to protecting and advocating for public sector employees, giving the cue to employers within the private sector...

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