90 BDVC workers to be retrenched – PHK

source: Mmegi

LEKOPANYE MOOKETSI
CORRESPONDENT

It is official: the Botswana Diamond Valuing Company is closing shop to make way for Diamond Trading Company (DTC) of Botswana.

Briefing Parliament this week, the Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Ponatshego Kedikilwe said BDVC will make every effort to ensure redeployment of its staff to the new company and its acquisition of new skills before any retrenchment cab be made.

Full financial and other support – including finding new employment – will be extended to the less than 90 employees likely to be retrenched.

Kedikilwe’s briefing follows a question by the MP for Gaborone South, Akanyang Magama regarding the fate of BDVC employees after the establishment of DTC Botswana. Kedikilwe said senior management held extensive consultations with the BDVC union, staff and management representatives out of which an agreement on a wide range of issues was reached.

The consultations covered structures of the new company, criteria for and implementation of [continue reading]



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