Parly committee wants BMC monopoly ended

The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) chief executive officer, Dr Akolang Tombale says the commission’s monopoly has nothing to do with the problems they are currently facing.

Tombale was appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Bodies and State Enterprises yesterday, which had suggested that an end to the Commission’s monopoly could be one of the solutions to problems faced by the BMC. The Commission is currently haunted by cash flow problems that have resulted in late payments to farmers for cattle delivered.

Tombale indicated that ending BMC’s monopoly might lead to the collapse of the institution, which gets most of its support from government.

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