Botash to pump billions into expansion

Phatshwane (left) Botash board chairperson, Nkululeko Sowazi, and Moagi (right) at the strategy launch PIC: LEBOGANG MOSIKARE
Phatshwane (left) Botash board chairperson, Nkululeko Sowazi, and Moagi (right) at the strategy launch PIC: LEBOGANG MOSIKARE

SOWA TOWN: Botswana Ash (Pty) Ltd (Botash) is embarking on an ambitious growth and expansion project to serve existing and new markets, the company’s 2023-2017 strategy shows.

The strategy was launched last week in Sua Pan, under the tagline “Double in Five Safely”. During the launch, Botash managing director (MD), Kangangwani Phatshwane and other members of the company’s executive team said the strategy will see the table salt producer expanding the production of sodium bicarbonate products.

Under the strategy, the company aims to increase its soda ash production capacity to 430,000 tonnes per annum, from the current 300,000 tonnes by 2027, while fine salt production capacity will double to 220,000 tonnes per annum over the same period.

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