Dozens of employees at the Botswana College of Agriculture are likely to lose their jobs due to the proposed retrenchment policy that will soon be implemented.
The principal of BCA, Dr Bricks Chabu, told Sunday Standard that “the truth of the matter is that BCA will be outsourcing some of its sectors but that will not affect staff”.
He said discussions are underway but a decision has not yet been reached about when the implementation of the retrenchments will happen.
He said they are fully aware that this action may result in people losing their jobs but the college will try to avoid loss of jobs.
He added that management will engage those who will be directly affected by the excercise to group themselves and form a company where none of them will lose their jobs during this tough time of economic recession.
Acceding to regional chairman of manual workers union in Sebele, Matshwenyego Ditsheko, said “we are aware of such discussion”.
The Botswana staff union does not support out sourcing because people are going to lose their jobs “whether we like it or not,” an official revealed.