Saturday, September 23, 2023

Beware of HB Antwerp deal, Mining workers union warns 

Botswana’s mining union has issued a stark warning over the government’s purchase of a 24 per cent stake in the Belgian manufacturer HB Antwerp announced last week.

“We should be wary to jump on a partnership with a company that is hardly two years old with no proven track record, and in the process mortgage the economy of Botswana because we were blinded by over-promises which may not be fulfilled,” Kitso Phiri, executive secretary of Botswana Mineworkers Union (BMWU) told today’s Sunday Times.

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