Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association (BEMA) says Botswana has significant export potential and urges an all out effort to nurture this sector.
Giving his remarks at the official opening of the BEMA Special Annual General Meeting recently, BEMA President Nkosi Mwaba said the recent signing of a MoU with the Botswana Investment and Trade Center (BITC) is testament to their efforts to nurture the sector. The president also said Export Development and Promotion was a key part of the MoU.
Mwaba also encouraged all stakeholders to unite and come up with a favourable environment for economic growth.
Officially opening the BEMA Special Annual General Meeting, the minister of presidential affairs and public administration Eric Molale said, “both the public and private sectors can play their rightful roles in ensuring that our nation is able to prosper, while providing sustainable livelihoods for all its citizens, in today increasingly competitive global economy”.
Molale also reiterated government’s appreciation for the central role that the private sector plays and contributes to the continued expansion and diversification of the economy.
BEMA is a champion in articulating manufacturers and exporters issues in various committees adding and has facilitated crucial workshops to educate manufacturers and exporters on critical competitiveness matters in order to penetrate the complex and hard to enter export market.
BEMA and Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) are already on the pathway to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, which will ensure quality standards in products and services.