The Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association (BEMA) promotes the interests of exporters and manufacturers in Botswana and aims to serve as a catalyst for the growth and increasing competitiveness of Botswana’s private sector. Stembile Tawengwa, Executive Director, explains, “As an umbrella organisation, our goal this year and beyond is to continue to ensure the best business environment for our members so that they can increase their revenues. We believe that 2014 will be a significant growth year for our member companies.”
BEMA is committed to forging stronger links between manufacturers and exporters in Botswana and their regional and global counterparts. BEMA provides information to its members on regional and international markets and regularly hosts networking events.
A key goal for BEMA is to boost Botswana’s international exports in all sectors as the country continues its economic diversification drive. To achieve this goal, BEMA works in partnership with the Botswana Bureau of Standards to help its member companies meet international quality standards, organises training sessions for member companies to help them upgrade their human resources and product quality, and assists in international trade negotiations with the Ministry of Trade and Industry. BEMA is a strong advocate for Botswana’s private sector.