Engineering sector seeks protection from SA companies

Local engineering companies are pleading for government intervention in accessing the regional markets, claiming South African companies block them from getting contracts.

Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) engineering sector chairperson, Obed Motsumi said they have observed that a lot of companies in South Africa obtain wide agency status from Original Equipment Manufactures (OEM) worldwide an then use this to block out Botswana companies and others from clinching business deals in other small countries.

“It has occurred to us that Botswana companies are operating at an unavoidable disadvantage which can be overcome through the active involvement of BOCCIM and the government,” said Motsumi.

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