Botswana Courts Namibian Investors


By Catherine Sasman


Botswana High Commissioner to Namibia, Norman Seduma Moleboge, has encouraged businesses from both countries to forge closer ties for improved regional trade in mutually investment-friendly environments.

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) is hosting a 20-member business delegation from the Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority (BEDIA), wooing business partners in this country.

In 2006, Namibia’s exports to Botswana amounted to US$15 million, with beer and mineral fuels the biggest export products.

During the same period, Botswana’s exports to Namibia amounted to US$6 million, with the biggest exports in cereals and chemical products.

Export Promotion Manager of BEDIA, Brian Mosenene, said the semi-autonomous investment institution has a special bias towards value addition to local raw materials.

With more cattle than people in Botswana, the country has established two modern tanneries to produce leather and other beef by-products. The country produces 300??????’??


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