Botswana Stock Exchange Funds COVID-19 Efforts

Gaborone — THE Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) has contributed P1 million (over US$81 000) towards government's intervention in the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The funds complement the COVID-19 Relief Fund in support of efforts to fight the impact of the pandemic to the economy.

"We recognize our elevated national responsibility to complement our government in promoting the safety and health of our nation while maintaining social and economic stability," Thapelo Tsheole, the BSE Chief Executive Officer, stated.

"This donation represents our humble gesture in this regard. I urge us all to unite as we all play a critical role during this national crisis. We, as the BSEL, stand with Government and Batswana in this time of need."

BSEL maintained optimism that Botswana's national unity would strengthen the Southern African country to overcome the pandemic.

It encouraged members of the public to adhere to the precautions and protocols outlined by government and the relevant international organisations (World Health Organisation) to curb the spread of the virus.

"The BSEL remains a committed partner in the fight against COVID 19 and will continue to support efforts by stakeholders," Tsheole said in a statement.

Botswana's Parliament has endorsed a six-month state of emergency to curb the COVID-19 spread.

The country, which is on a 28-day lockdown, has recorded a single death from 20 cases.

More From: CAJ News

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.