2021-03-12 12:57:25

Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) and Business Botswana on the 4th of March 2021 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The five-year MOU established a collaboration in a meaningful and measurable manner in improving national productivity and competitiveness.

When speaking at the MOU signing in Gaborone, BNPC Executive Director, Christopher Diswai said the two organisations formalised what has been in practice over the years, stressing that the governance structure of the Centre has always included business.

“Business Botswana is a debt of gratitude for the creation of the Centre. A resolution was reached by the business community and government to set-up a National Productivity Centre, whose mandate was to lead the enhancement of national productivity. So this MOU, strives to bring back those glory days,” he said.

BNPC Executive Director Christopher Diswai

Business Botswana CEO Norman Moleele.

He further indicated that through the agreement, the two entities’collaboration will include participation of the private sector in national and international productivity as well as competitiveness initiatives.

“These initiatives include joint project delivery, internships and study missions, as well as drawing on each other’s expertise in other areas such as research, consulting and conferencing. We have also opened our facilities for the use of each party to ensure joint success in our mandates,” Diswai said.

For his part, Business Botswana For his part, Business Botswana Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Norman Moleele said the MOU gives them an opportunity to reflect on achievements and prepare for improved delivery of their mandates, further assuring BNPC of an unconditional support.

“Through this instrument, we intend to enhance the private sector’s ambitions to truly become an engine of growth. We are confident that through this MOU, the private sector will take on the responsibility of contributing more effectively to the country’s sustainable growth.”

BNPC Senior Marketing Officer Boitumelo Kenosi
BNPC Enterprise Support Programme Acting Manager Gaboipeelwe Motlhabani.

Business Botswana said it will assist BNPC share challenges faced by the private sector, where BNPC’s interventions could help improve productivity at various levels.

Moleele stated that they will facilitate access to industry data and statistics, supporting BNPC in the collection of research data. “We will also assist and facilitate in searching for placement opportunities for BNPC trainees at our member organizations,” says Moleele.

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BNPC and Business Botswana staff members who attended the MoU signing ceremony.