The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) notes with utter disappointment and dismay – innuendos in some media platforms and social media group-exchanges carrying the above captioned – which are all set to intently juxtapose BMC’s historic performance with a deliberate ploy to tarnish the reputational image of the country’s leadership, especially that of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Botswana Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi as well as Cabinet Minister Dr Thapelo Matsheka.

The BMC wishes to place on public record, as it has done in the past or when pursued to account, that neither His Excellency the President Dr Masisi nor Office of the President have at any time or moment ever been involved in any operational matters or procurement transactions of the BMC – save for unapologetically demanding that the BMC, just as should be the case with all other state-owned entities, must perform efficiently and ensure protection of shareholder interests.

While the BMC is working hard to address all its historic lapses, and in the same vein ensuring that such failures by the BMC should not recur, the Commission is deeply concerned by the aforementioned malicious fabrications by some individuals whose sole aim is to detract the BMC from its reformative path. Equally disturbing are attempts by the mischievous individuals to spread baseless slander and libel with the intention to inflame anxieties across the BMC stakeholders landscape.

The BMC appeals to the nation to disregard the surging trend of falsified information about the Organisation – and urges the public to rely only on confirmed and approved information disseminated officially by the Organisation.

The BMC is in unequivocal support of the Government’s efforts to combat corruption – and remains available to all oversight and law enforcement agencies for investigation regarding any reports or allegations of impropriety.

BMC once again appeals to the media to timeously contact the BMC Spokesperson at [email protected] or +267 533 1234, to verify information before publishing – as this would avoid dissemination of uncorroborated information.