EDITORIAL

BPC consulting firm: Hoping for the best


The Board of the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), probably in consultation with the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources has taken a decision to engage a management consulting firm to run and optimise the operations of the Corporation. The decision bring in a team with experience and unmatched competence in this area will not attract too many wish-washy questions, but rather the end result of the three year contract will be the most scrutinised. We are all alive to the problems posed by the power cuts and general undersupply of electricity on Botswana and across the southern Africa region. We can only hope that the management firm has some form of panacea. Life is not easy for businesses and individuals who continue to bear the consequences of shut downs and power cuts. Thin profit margins are slipping through their fingers as a result. The management firm can only help us to optimise operations at the BPC, hopefully at a reasonable cost. That we are in trouble is now a broken record. ESBI is one of Europe’s most progressive and commercially focused electricity consultancy firms, with a strong international track record. As a general understanding, management consultants help organisations to solve issues... read more

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