Botswana: The officials from Meridian Logistics led by company Chief Executive Officer Mr Charles Addo met with the Ministry of Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary Malebogo Morakaladi and her Senior Management team today.
The two met for a follow up and update on the offer Meridian Logistics made to facilitate the supply of Petroleum Products from Dangote Refinery to Botswana Oil.
When welcoming the guests to the Ministry, Morakaladi reiterated the Government’s commitment and assured the investors to be free to tap into opportunities available in this country.
She said that despite Botswana being a land-linked country, it is strategically located to link with the rest of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, highlighting the Mining sector as a fundamental strategic industry for the country.
Morakaladi also shared that Botswana has a robust economy and therefore implored investors to utilise such an opportunity. She went on to inform the team that they will be well facilitated through Botswana Investment and Trade Centre.
Minister Morakaladi appreciated the delegates for their keen interest in investing and partnering with Botswana for trade development within the energy, oil and gas, as well as transport and logistics sectors.
For his part, Addo expressed their desire to be given the opportunity to put together a Consortium to Design, Build and Operate tank farms and pipelines for Botswana Oil to aid in Botswana’s quest for fuel security.
Meanwhile, Meridian Logistics and Engineering Ltd, which is one of the companies that participated at the US-Africa Summit held in Gaborone recently, holds a permit from the Petroleum Commission in Ghana operating as a Service Provider in the upstream oil & gas sector.