Privatisation shock at BCA

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Approximately 60 employees of refectories of Botswana College of Agriculture found themselves in panic mode this week after the institution's management informed them of the impending privatisation of the facility.

BCA has a refectory at its Lobatse site and two at the Gaborone campus.Speaking on condition of anonymity, the employees said that they were briefed about the privatisation exercise about four years ago, but since then, the school authorities never came back to them.

They were shocked when in February they were served letters informing them that the Ministry of Agriculture will outsource the facility to a private company. The employees, however, suspect there could be more than meets the eye, as they accuse some of the school authorities of being motivated by self serving interests.

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