Bokomo commits to procure locally
Wheat and maize milling company, Bokomo together with other millers from the Botswana Millers Association have committed to procure all the locally produced wheat and maize.
This was revealed by the company Managing Director this week, Werner De Beer during the unveiling of the company’s latest sorghum plant.
According to the MD, Bokomo also strives to reduce import taxation by producing and supplying local quality products.
Furthermore, he said Bokomo is contributing towards the achievement of national and the growth of the national economy through the improvement of food security.
As such, it has invested in state-of-the-art production facilities as well as partnering with Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB and Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.
Bokomo which employs around 800 locals is also contributing to Small Medium Enterprises (SME) development, according to De Beer, as it has partnered with commercial banks such as Absa, Stanbic and FNBB.
Meanwhile, speaking at the launch of Bokomo new plant, Vice President Slumber Tsogwane said Bokomo has positioned itself along the sorghum value chain, saying value chains present an opportunity and potential to diversify the local economy.
He noted that the future of agriculture lies in the exploration of agro-processing and urged others that can claim a stake in this potential opportunity to do likewise.