MITI commit to citizen empowerment

SHARE   |   Thursday, 30 August 2018   |   By Ricardo Kanono
MITI commit to citizen empowerment

The Ministry of investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) has committed to ensure that companies that are rooted in citizen empowerment and localization continue to thrive.

Chief Negotiator in the ministry Phadza Butale said this Thursday this week as he launched the Climate Control building in Mogoditshane. Butale who was standing in for the minister, Bogolo Kenewendo who was scheduled to officially launch the building, said the ministry is alive to entities that help achieve national goals such as job creation.

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Butale said Working with stakeholders to driving national objectives is something the ministry will strive to continue to do. “Some government programmes currently ongoing are aimed at assisting us to work better with stakeholders in terms of helping to deal with challenges faced by those doing business, for example; government regulatory impediments, things that government can deal with. Things that can help businesses to thrive and grow,” he said.

He applauded the company for its commitment to train the youth and equip them with requisite skills for effective transformation in this transformation process. “My Ministry recognizes and values greatly, entities that show principles such as yours and will stand behind and support them without a doubt,” he said.

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Climate Control Managing Director, Ben Bwalya described the company as a Mechanical Contracting and Engineering company that provides mechanical services to the construction industry. “We provide innovative and cost effective heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems to domestic, commercial and industrial clients across the Country,” explained Bwalya.

In addition, the company also manufactures ducting for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning application. Bwalya said the company has been fortunate enough to grow over the years and found it necessary to compliment the equipment and organizational capabilities by constructing the new building.

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“Our growth over the last 14 years has largely been underpinned by favourable and consistent government policy that supports Private Sector Growth and Entrepreneurship and it is our considered hope that these policy instruments will continue to be adaptive to the ever-changing business environment in order to shape economic growth at an organisational level.”

Through effective government trade policy and the easy of doing business in Botswana, Bwalya says Climate Control was incubated and continues to be natured to greater heights.

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The company has footprint in Kitwe and Lusaka, Zambia and have also expanded in Namibia and Bwalya said the goal is to maximize stakeholder value by increasing geographical footprint in the continent. “Growth has been exponential in our current markets and I wish to commend our employees for their tireless efforts in pursuit of our vision,” he said.

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Earlier in the week during her visit to Bokomo facility on Wednesday, Kenewendo said they see their role as the ministry as to create a conducive environment for businesses. “We cannot create that conducive environment if we are not in constant contact with yourselves,” said Kenewendo. Kenewendo said they are committed to be responsive to the challenges that face the private sector.



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