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Wilderness withdrawns its bid to buy Air Botswana

Friday, 9 June, 2017 - 14:45

Wilderness Holdings Limited, a tourism firm linked to President Ian Khama, has withdrawn its bid to buy Air Botswana.

In a statement, Wilderness Holdings says it pulled out from the plan after careful deliberation and that it has advised the government of its decision.

The government had announced the firm as the preferred bidder for the privatisation of the national airline, with the Transport Minister saying the government wants to start discussions with the company regarding the bid.

Government’s announcement was strongly criticised by opposition parties and other civil society groups saying President Khama was using his position to benefit himself as he is a shareholder in the company.

Last week, South Africa’s Comair confirmed submitting a proposal to operate the state airline but the company is not interested in acquiring Air Botswana. It operates scheduled domestic flights in South Africa as British Airways franchisee.

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