BITC urges Botash to value-add soda ash

SOWA TOWN: The Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) has urged Botswana Ash (Botash) to derive maximum value from soda ash instead of exporting the raw product to other countries.

Speaking at a full council meeting of Sowa Town recently, BITC market intelligence manager Tiroyaone Sirang said the country would derive both social and economic value from producing different goods from the soda ash.

Sirang said Sowa Town offers many potential investment opportunities that should be tapped on. “We can get maximum value from exporting various products from soda ash. We export raw soda ash to other countries, which in return boost their economies. Those countries would later export the soda ash they bought from Botswana into various finished goods,” he said. Sirang said through soda ash, Botash could be able to produce finished goods such as glass, soap and detergents, chemical and paper.

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