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BOTSWANA MEAT COMMISSION (BMC) ADOPTS ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES IN VIEW OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Date: 26th March 2020

BOTSWANA MEAT COMMISSION (BMC) ADOPTS ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES IN VIEW OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

As part of implementing official precautionary measures against risk/contraction of COVID-19, the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has since taken a decision to adopt additional measures to ensure that its critical operations are minimally disrupted – during these challenging times.

The following additional measures shall therefore apply as of Monday 30th March 2020 until further notice:

  • BMC will stagger its operational activities in between weekdays to ensure optimal service to all its stakeholders (e.g. cattle producers and customers);
  • To achieve the above, BMC will therefore:
    • Receive cattle for weekly slaughter ONLY on Mondays and Tuesdays,
    • Slaughter will be scheduled ONLY on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; while
    • Deboning is scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Other BMC services such as selling of products, payments and other enquiries will continue to operate within normal hours (0730 – 1630Hrs);
  • In view of the above-referred, BMC shall therefore place up to 40% of its staff on leave while others will be required to work from home, as part of decongesting the work/office-space;
  • BMC offices shall remain accessible albeit in a controlled manner, where each visitor to BMC premises will be subjected to health-screening/check and sanitization, before accessing any of the offices. Members of the public are therefore requested, where possible, NOT to make unnecessary visits to BMC offices – but rather call or email.

The above-referred measures are to ensure that BMC continues to effectively operate – in compliance with measures set by Government, but also respond to the strategic call of ensuring that there are no disruptions to the national food security mandate.

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BMC also takes this opportunity to urge all to take care of themselves by fully complying with set of rules and measures already in place to combat COVID-19 pandemic.

For further enquiries please call +267 5331234 and +267 5331510 or email to the following:

For general enquiries: [email protected]

For cattle procurement and bookings: [email protected] or [email protected]

For payments and accounts: [email protected]

For sales and marketing: [email protected] or [email protected]