Debswana Gets Goods, Services Locally

| April 9, 2015

Debswana is said to have procured 83 per cent of its goods and services over the past five years from local companies.

Minister of Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Mr Nonofo Molefhi told Parliament that the remaining 17 per cent was sourced from South Africa and other countries.

Responding to a question on behalf of the Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, he explained that the total money spent by Debswana on goods and services between 2010 and 2014 was P30, 989 billion.

Mr Molefhi said 80 per cent of the total spent was on general plant maintenance services, explosives, fuels and lubricants, and contract mining. It also included earth moving machinery and spares, services mining repairs and maintenance, as well as tyres for earth moving vehicles, he added.

MP for Boteti East, Mr Sethomo Lelatisitswe had asked the minister to state the amount of money Debswana spent annually in the past five years on their procurement of goods and services, and the percentage sourced locally compared to those sourced internationally.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Business & Finance

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