Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association (BEMA) says Botswana has significant export potential and urges an all out effort to nurture this sector. This was said by BEMA President Nkosi Mwaba, adding that the youth must actively engage and participate in the export.
Mwaba also encouraged all stakeholders to unite and come up with a favourable environment for economic growth. According to Mwaba, the manufacturing sector in Botswana has great capacity to make significant contributions and change the economic trajectory of the country.
He also advised the youth to actively participate in the export sub sector as BEMA is a champion in articulating manufacturers and exporters issues in various committees. Mwaba also said they have facilitated crucial workshops to educate manufacturers and exporters on critical competitiveness matters in order to penetrate the complex and hard to enter export market.
The BEMA President also said that their export development strategy is aimed at helping existing entities and new entrants to have access to the global market. He also applauded the efforts by the government and the central role that the private sector plays and contributes to the continued expansion and diversification of the economy.
He reiterated that BEMA will continually work to augment stakeholder relationships and ensure that 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.
BEMA and Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) have also agreed on enhancing quality standards in products and services.