Phikwe citrus project to meet harvest deadline

Mega project: The Selebi-Phikwe citrus project is one of the country’s major private sector investments in recent years PIC: SELEBI PHIKWE CITRUS FACEBOOK
Mega project: The Selebi-Phikwe citrus project is one of the country’s major private sector investments in recent years PIC: SELEBI PHIKWE CITRUS FACEBOOK

FRANCISTOWN: The much-lauded P500 million Selebi-Phikwe Citrus project will have its first ever harvest in January next year as per set deadline.

This was confirmed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi when addressing a political rally in Tonota over the weekend. Previously, there have been concerns from various stakeholders that challenges posed by factors such as managing the impact of COVID-19 might negatively affect the project’s timelines.

“Next year January will mark the first harvest at the Selebi-Phikwe project,” said Masisi, who has visited the project several times since it was commissioned more than two years ago. “This is one project which will directly and indirectly create more jobs for Batswana once it has reached its capacity.

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