IDM reaches out to ex-miners' beneficiaries

IDM representative Ellen Mokalake and BOLAMA Chairman Simon Dikhudu after concluding the partnership agreement PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
IDM representative Ellen Mokalake and BOLAMA Chairman Simon Dikhudu after concluding the partnership agreement PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Institute of Development Management (IDM) Botswana on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the body representing the voices of former migrant labourers who worked at South African mines.

The MoA between IDM and Botswana Mine Labourers' Association (BOLAMA) was signed at Molepolole kgotla in front of Bakwena leader, Kgosi Kgari Sechele and other chiefs, the district commissioner and the local community.

Molepolole kgotla also happens to house the BOLAMA headquarters, while the village also currently hosts the only hospital in the country for testing of mining related TB, as well as hosting the offices of TEBA - the former recruiting agency for mine workers from Botswana to South Africa.

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Shame on the Police!

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