UK company sues BTO for P7m

Tshekedi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Tshekedi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

More details of how former Environment, Conservation, Natural Resources and Tourism Minister, Tshekedi Khama allegedly micro managed the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) have come to the fore in a case in which a United Kingdom (UK) based insurance broker, All Seasons Insurance Brokers is suing BTO for $ 491,000.00 (approximately P7 Million) for cancellation of a contract for Tourism Levy collection.

In April 2017, the Ministry through BTO announced that it was introducing the levy to raise funds for conservation and national tourism development. According to the announcement then, Effective June 2017, all Non-SADC visitors entering Botswana would be required to pay $30 tourism levy at the point of entry.

“The levy is purposed to support the growth of the industry and broaden the tourism base, resultantly improving the lives of the people of Botswana,” BTO said in a statement.


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