Shortage of accountants frustrates BICA

BICA President Frederic Els
BICA President Frederic Els

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Institute of Chattered Accountants (BICA) President Frederic Els says there is a dire need for fully qualified Accountants in Botswana.

He was addressing stakeholders at a BICA cocktail held here recently. He said that without these skills, it makes it even more difficult for government to conduct business and to have projects completed on time and on budget.

“A number of other key areas within the economy are also affected by this shortage,” he said. Els added that it is against this backdrop that BICA has embarked on a journey aimed at ensuring that more locals take up the profession. Furthermore he appealed to the stakeholders to help the Government in sponsoring students to study for the BICA Qualifications and also to register with BICA as authorised training employers.

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