BOMaid boss urges society to innovate

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FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Medical Aid Society (BOMAid) officially opened its Francistown office last week. Speaking at the opening, BOMAid board chairperson, Abel Bogatsu, expressed the importance of innovation in service delivery and product variety in the face of competition in the market.

Bogatsu maintained that sustaining the organisation solely through monthly premiums paid by members is not viable. In light of this, he stressed that there is greater need for the BOMAid leadership to continue  to find other ways of to help them sustain it.

He said: "In fact, for the past few years the society has experienced some operating deficit as a result of the unstable economy around the world." Bogatsu said to reduce operating expenses, BOMAid would have had to increase its member's monthly premiums. This solution would have weighed heavily on members whose salaries have not been increased for several years.

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