Botswana to Maintain $130 Million BCL Mine Spend to Save Jobs

  • BCL nickel mine ‘unsustainable, unprofitable’ to run, VP says
  • Government concerned about preserving more than 5,000 jobs

Botswana will maintain 1.4 billion pula ($130 million) of annual spending on state-owned BCL Ltd. even as it wants to move away from mining, because the copper and nickel producer employs as many as 5,000 people, the vice president said.

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