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Drilling recommence at Lesedi CBM

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Tlou Energy Executive Director, Gabaake Gabaake.

Tlou Energy has recommenced pod drilling production at its advanced Lesedi Coal Bed Methane project.

According to a production report from the company this week, drilling of lateral wells at the Lesedi CBM project has recommenced. “Specialist directional drilling crew and other key personnel are now on site,” the company said, adding that the project currently has sufficient gas reserves for an initial development of 10MW.

Tlou has been optimistic on its drilling developments: “Thus far, drilling operations at the Lesedi CBM Project have been progressing according to plan,” said Tlou Managing Director Tony Gilby. Meanwhile Tlou Energy has participated in government’s request for proposal (RFP) for the supply of up to 100MW of CBM generated power.

As the company awaits a response from government, it has also entered into discussions with other potential off takers of gas and power as well as potential financiers of the downstream development. However, Tlou says the latter is subject to securing an appropriate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

On the other hand an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the downstream development of the power generation facility and transmission lines were submitted late last year.

The comprehensive report required extensive consultation with all stakeholders and timely approval of the EIA will facilitate the implementation of the downstream power generation plant on the CBM project.

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Cell City rewards customers

Keikantse Lesemela

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Cell City gave away two Toyota Hilux pick up cars worth about P300 000 and three Hisense televion sets worth P15 000 each to their customers through their annual competition.

In partnership with Hisense and Orange Botswana, Cell City conducts annual competitions to reward their customers and contribute to citizen empowerment. Handing over the cars on Friday, Cell City Chief Executive Officer, Brian White said through the competition they want to satisfy their customers and give back to the community. “Cell City and Orange clients were given a chance to win either a Toyota Hilux pickup or a Hisense television set.

All they had to do was purchase any Hisense mobile phone from a Cell City or Orange retail outlet and fill in the competition form in the store,” said White.Thato Ntshabele, who won one of the cars told the Business Trends that she bought a Hisense cell phone worth P900. 00.

“I never expected that I can win a car. I was just filling the forms and dropped into the entry box and I forgot about it. I am so happy to receive this prize and I thank Cell City for this opportunity,” said Ntshabele. Another winner, Dimakatso Mmusi expressed his excitement saying he had always wanted a van and he is grateful to Cell City.

“I just bought a cell phone worth P899.00 at Cell City Railpark mall, I never expected anything, and I was just submitting the form as I was requested by the shop assistants. This car is very useful to me,” said Dimakatso.

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Smecha chillie hits the shelves

Keikantse Lesemela

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For the love of food and the passion to apply modern technology processes in food manufacturing locally, Kgalaletso Mothoagae established her own brand, Smecha specializing in relishes.

She processes and packages chillie in 325 gramms and 1 litre bottles selling at P50 and P150. She told the Business Trends that she decided to process chillies as it is one of the products that are rarely processed in the food industry.

She started cooking it for home consumption and later started selling to friends and currently the product has gone beyond borders at South African Spar shops and Restaurants. “I couldn’t look for any other vegetable as most of them have already been processed in the market. It is my first product of research in the food industry so I found out that I can do good business with this product. This chillie is free from preservatives but still has extended shelf life of 6 months,” said Mothoagae

The Kanye born young lady studied food technology and has the passion to explore the food processing market in Botswana and contribute to reduce the high food import bill. “I wanted to explore more about food and use my skills to contribute to the development of the local food processing and manufacturing industry. I also wanted to supplement my income at the same time,” said Mothoagae.

She has a degree in Food Technology. She says there is a lot of potential for business growth as there is a demand for the product locally and in South Africa. “My main customers are individuals in homes, they have embraced the product, and they love the taste. There is also a market that has been secured in SA; it is available in several shops like spars and some restaurants”. In future, Mothoagae said she would increase the product range to 10 using various vegetables and flavours.

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