Board contributed to BMC collapse

The Parliamentary Select Committee investigating the fall of the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) and decline of the beef industry, yesterday heard how one of the board members allegedly sabotaged the parastatal.

The former acting chief executive officer (CEO) who was also the general manager (Marketing) Sonny Molapisi told the committee that the parastatal had proposed to lease the Sir Seretse Khama ostrich abattoir for the local market.Molapisi said the leasing of the facility was meant to enable local butcheries to access BMC products, which they could not do under the regulations governing the BMC.

He said presently butchery owners cannot buy directly from BMC because only wholesalers are allowed to buy in bulk.Molapisi said in one of the board meetings, the proposal to lease the abattoir was approved, but in the subsequent one the board somersaulted on their earlier decision.

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