On Tuesday 19 October 2010, the steering committee responsible for setting up the Botswana BAAC had a meeting to discuss the way forward for the BAAC. The meeting was attended by Ms Makgekgenene from the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) who was accompanied by Ms Modise and Ms Rathedi who are both from the Corruption Prevention Division. The steering committee members present were Ms Brenda Lloyd from the Bankers Institute of Botswana, Mr Moffat Lubinda from the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) and Mr William Maboane from the Institute of Internal Auditors. Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) which is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the BAAC initiative with the DCEC was represented by Mr Ketlaaleka.
The steering committee resolved that they would like to visit the Malawi BAAC to get a better understanding of the BAAC initiative. The exchange visit would also allow the committee to benchmark with the Malawi counterparts on the structure and operation of their BAAC so as to see the Botswana BAAC being fully operational. The reason for selecting the Malawi BAAC was based on the presentation that was given by Ms Daisy Kambalame from the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) in Malawi when she was one of the guest presenters at a workshop held on 9 September 2010 to sell the BAAC initiative to a selected number of stakeholders. Ms Kambalame’s presentation was successful in attracting some of the stakeholders to volunteer in the BAAC initiative. One of her key recommendations was that reputable companies be approached to buy-in to the BAAC strategy. This was done during the meeting and both DCEC and BOCCIM have committed themselves to approach these companies to commit to the initiative. It was also resolved that a champion be identified to work with the BAAC. Names of prominent businessmen in Botswana were proposed and the committee agreed to contact them with the invitation of being the BAAC champion.
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