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BPC, Sandulela collaborate

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Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has partnered with Sandulela Telecom Botswana for distribution and sale of prepaid electricity throughout the country.

Speaking at the partnership launch at Masa Centre on January 30, BPC chief executive officer, Mr Jacob Raleru said the partnership of the two companies would afford BPC prepaid customers access to power within a reasonable distance.

He said the arrangement would also afford urban residents the opportunity to utilise the service since BPC was now converting their system from postpaid to prepaid system.

He said since BPC has connected almost the entire country to the national grid, the company has seen it necessary to partner with a company of Sandulela caliber to distribute and sell prepaid electricity in a convenient manner.

Mr Raleru further said BPC’s vision was to see fewer customers frequenting BPC offices in demand for prepaid electricity hence collaborating with vending companies like Sandulela and her retail partners such as Choppies, Spar and Engen among others.

For his part Sandulela chief executive officer, Mr Percy Radikoro said he was happy to partner with BPC in their endeavor to bring electricity closer to the people. He noted that so far they have entered into 147 agreements in just over a few weeks with retails stores and individuals who are vending the prepaid electricity.

He said Sandulela at the moment has covered villages and towns in the eastern, northern and some parts of the southern Botswana. "The intention is to cover the whole country including remote areas where prepaid electricity is difficult to get, he said.

Mr Radikoro also noted that his company has taken into consideration all setbacks which might arise during the provision of prepaid electricity in different parts of the country and as such said they would not disappoint their customers as they would be working round the clock to provide power and assistance wherever possible. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Benjamin Shapi

Location : GABORONE

Event : Partnership Launch

Date : Jan 31 Thu,2013

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