Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) new President Leta Mosienyane believes his new committee has what it takes to steer the troubled organisation in the right direction.
While he admits that it is not going to be easy to win the confidence of the private sector and other stakeholders, Mosienyane says his leadership team will ensure that BOCCIM delivers quality service and that it engages regularly with its members.
BOCCIM recently appointed Mosienyane and his two deputies, Y and X in a bid to address the heightening boardroom tension that pitted former President Alex Monchusi against the CEO Maria Machailo-Ellis.
While he admits that the rot at BOCCIM had tainted the organisation’s image, Mosienyane says the new leadership team is capable of turning around its fortunes.
“Some of the things which exacerbated the condition was the BOCCIM constitution which gave only the president to call a meeting when he felt like it and no one else.
Our new committee is going to work on revamping the current constitution to align it with the current situation, develop policies, guidelines and procedures to guide the organisation and also induct council members on corporate governance and review our strategic plan,” he said.
Mosienyane says his new committee is working hard to implement a robust publicity strategy to reach out to BOCCIM members around the country and conduct stakeholder’s visits for continuous engagements and guidance as well as restructure BOCCIM to serve its members more effectively and play its role as the apex of the private sector.
An Architect by profession, Modisenyane says he is a transformational leader and that his main focus will be to transform the organisation by engaging its members, employees and all other stakeholders including the media to help him lead the organisation positively.
Part of the plan, he says, is to conduct BOCCIM Pitso around the country and engage with members and also develop programmes aimed at ensuring that SMMEs participate fully in the national economy and communicate timeously to members with various communication tools.
He has assured members that BOCCIM will strive for excellence and maintain high level of expertise in their specialty area of practice, both as advocates and advisors and will be so committed to their members and assure them that BOCCIM is still serving its members as an independent private sector body representing business across all sectors of the economy.