The Botswana America Chamber of Commerce (BACC) has expressed willingness to explore investment and trade opportunities across various sectors in Botswana and to understand Botswana’s business environment.
BACC in conjunction with the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) on Monday held a 12 company delegation from the United States of America (USA).
The Botswana America Honorary Consol, Robert Shumake, led the exploratory trade and investment mission to Botswana to seek business to facilitate opportunities for potential partnerships, investments, joint ventures and networking between US and Botswana.
He pointed out that it is critical for local businesses to facilitate opportunities for potential partnerships, and establish contacts between Botswana companies and American businesses.
Shumake observed that Botswana’s economy has been predominantly supported by agriculture, minerals, beef and these transformed the economy to the point that Botswana is classified as an upper middle income country.
“It is important for the private sector to meet in order to exchange innovative ideas, prospective business leads and potential partnerships are bound to happen,” said Shumake.
Small Business Camp President Andrew Morrison, who is based in the US, pointed that his focus is entrepreneurial training and development.
“Our company provides high impact marketing strategies for entrepreneurs, executives and non-profit leaders. We have in the past trained thousands of entrepreneurs from Hawaii to Nigeria and appeared on Oprah,” he said.
He labeled the trade mission as a good example of how the USA and Botswana jointly pursue initiatives aimed at creating conditions for economic growth. Furthermore, he said the many opportunities in the USA particular for the youth and upcoming entrepreneurs.
“Botswana is a country striving to lead investor’s attraction, not only in the region but the continent,” said Morrison.
Another business operator from Energy Design Service Systems, President David Ely, said they specialize in energy efficiency solutions for a full range of commercial environments.
He added that can deliver savings for virtually every square foot you operate under lighting or HVAC systems, including interiors, parking structures, service buildings more.
“There are also franchise opportunities for investors to bring to Botswana as it is a safe country for investment,” he said.