BOFEPUSU lambasts gov't over rationalisation

Tobokani Rari
Tobokani Rari

FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Federation of Public, Private and Parastatal Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) has reacted with anger to the government’s recent pronunciation on the rationalisation of state-owned enterprises.

Late last week, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mmusi Kgafela outlined how the rationalisation exercise will be undertaken. Most notably he revealed that a consultant will be engaged to counter personal interests in the exercise.

He added that a board, a project team, as well as a communications team will be assembled as part implementing the rationalisation. But, BOFEPUSU has said it is against a trend where ministers and government officials continue to talk publicly about the issues affecting public servants and parastatals employees before engaging their representatives in this case unions.

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