Negotiation with SA Airlink at advanced stage

source: BOPA
29 May, 2007

GABORONE – Discussions with SA Airlink regarding the privatisation of Air Botswana are at an advanced stage and it is hoped a final proposal will be presented to government before the end of June.

Only then would it (government) be in a position to review the proposal as a whole to see whether it is the best alternative to ensure the long term sustainability, safety and reliability of air services in Botswana, says a statement from the Ministry of Works and Transport.

The statement says in the recent meeting of Air Botswana staff and works minister, Ms Lesego Motsumi, she indicated that negotiations on any severance packages for employees would not take place until government has taken a final decision on the proposal to form a new company with SA Airlink and close down Air Botswana.

If the government decides that the proposed deal is in the interests of Botswana to ensure continuity of safe and reliable air services, and it will require Air Botswana to close, then negotiations on exit packages with staff will take place, the statement says. BOPA

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