Chamber of Mines ease financial problems


FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM), which has been experiencing financial challenges since 2017, recently reduced its debts after it paid former lecturers.

The local mining chapter’s money woes started after some local mining houses ceased operations as a result of low commodity prices amongst other factors.

Through their subscriptions, the mining companies were BCM’s main source of income hence it was inevitable that the Chamber would somehow encounter monetary constraints in the aftermath of the closure of the mines.

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