'No monopoly, no BMC'

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The Botswana Meat Commission, in its current state of operation, would not survive removal of the commission's monopoly, a former board member of the BMC has said.

 Johannes Van Der Merwe, who, early this week, appeared before the Parliamentary Special Select Committee investigating the beef industry, said the BMC in its current state of operations would not be able to compete with private entities.

Van De Merwe, however, said that he was opposed to monopoly, and said that he was supportive of the introduction of a competitive beef industry. "I am against monopoly. I am a man for private business, like they have in South Africa and Australia.  Why should we have monopoly here?" he said.

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