The board of directors of the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has said that atleast 100 people ÔÇô citizens and non citizens made an application for the meat agency’s top post.
The BMC has been flying adverts in the local press calling eligible applicants to apply for the position of Chief Officer which has been vacant since the departure of the former CEO Dr Akolang Tombale. Dr Tombale left BMC is September after his contract came to an end with the state owned enterprise earlier this year.
BMC Board Chairman Dr Thapelo Matsheka this week said while there was a huge number of applications that were received only three names have been shortlisted.
The names of the top three recommended candidates have since been submitted to the parent ministry of Agriculture which also doubles as a sole shareholder of BMC.
While Matsheka could not make the front runners’ list public yet, Sunday Standard has been informed that the current acting Chief Executive Dr Boitumelo Mogome-Maseko is amongst them.
Dr Mogome-Maseko Dr Mogome-Maseko is a veterinarian and food scientist with more than a decade in the meat industry with BMC since 2010.
According to the BMC board Dr Maseko can be credited for upholding the regulatory compliance as well as product and systems integrity of BMC operations in both Botswana and South Africa.
Maseko was recruited to the position of Executive Manager ÔÇô Compliance within the BMC group as of 2012 until her acting appointment this month.
She holds Masters in Science: Meat Science and Technology from the University of Bristol as well as Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from University College Dublin, Ireland, among other studies. She is also known to the academia, where she served as lecturer of Meat Science at the Botswana College of Agriculture (Now BUAN).