Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) held an appreciation dinner for its varied stakeholders on the 15th December 2017. The event was held in recognition of the consistent support which stakeholders extended to BMC throughout the year.
In his remarks, the BMC Chief Executive Ocer Dr Akolang Tombale noted few challenges that aected the Commission’s nancial performance.
He said non-performance of the Francistown abattoir and the closure of Maun Plant due to Foot & Mouth outbreak are some of the hiccups that were encountered this year. He said as the year comes to an end, it is proper for all organizations including BMC to introspect and devise new strategies for the next year.
Dr Tombale also re-armed BMC’s commitment in being the best cattle buyer in the region, saying the Commission will try to
improve payments turnaround time. On his part, the Vice Chairman of Southern Beef Farmers Association Mr Tiroyaone Mmereki
implored BMC to improve the payment turnaround times to avoid losing suppliers to competitors. He said farmers are more than willing to support BMC business but the Commission should also improve some of its processes to accommodate them.
The appreciation dinner was attended by representatives from farmers associations, government departments, nancial institutions, law enforcement agencies and the media.