Motsamai doesn’t regret corporatising BOPEU

Andrew Motsamai
Andrew Motsamai

Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) president, Andrew Motsamai, sits in a stylish office at Gaborone’s Number One address, the new CBD. The three-storey office block that houses the union and its investment wings is also collecting rental from several corporate entities accommodated at the office block known as Babereki House.

Despite having this posh office as the president of BOPEU, Motsamai’s 7:30am – 4:30pm job is at the Institute of Health Sciences (IHS), where he works as a laboratory technician.

In fact he has not been to his BOPEU office for a while due to the end of year examinations that kept him busy. Even as we sit down for this interview, phone calls from IHS keep coming in; and then a BOPEU legal officer pops in. He has not seen the president in a while, he says. Clutching files in his hand, the youthful lawyer quickly updates the BOPEU president about some on-going court cases while still on his feet. He hurries off, leaving Motsamai with a legal document to prepare replying affidavit before the next day.

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