Board brought down BMC - witness

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Former general manager in charge of finance at the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC), Mpho Gabonewe, has said the board is responsible for the crisis engulfing the parastatal.

He told the Select Parliamentary Committee investigating BMC and the decline of the beef industry yesterday that board members wasted a lot of money on meetings that did not add value to the commission. He said some board meetings were held in the Cayman Islands, a development he described as ludicrous.

He found it absurd that one of the Cayman meetings lasted for 10 days. He asserted that if there was any pressing issue that needed to be addressed at the Cayman Islands, the meeting should have lasted for a day or should have been held in Gaborone.

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