Workers must be Protected

Somewhere in this edition, we carry a story about the looming shut down of Boseto copper mine in Toteng in the next two months. At least 450 employees will be affected, and the ripple effect means the number is higher because these individuals have dependents, have loans and mortgages to service.

This mine, owned by Discovery Metals Limited, started operating just over two years ago and had brought hope to the Ngamiland District. The district is among the impoverished areas and has suffered from prolonged droughts and Foot and Mouth Disease that killed cattle. Developments are very limited in this area and it is survival of the fittest for the inhabitants.

The explanation given by Discovery Metals is that copper prices have fallen badly, labour costs are high, and this is affecting their business.

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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