Leather Industry Park

The LEA value chain studies and other studies have uncovered many blockages in the leather value chain. The purpose of establishing the Leather sector park is to unblock those limiting factors in the value chain and revive the leather industry in Botswana. The leather industry has relied on imported finished leather and hence making it difficult to quickly develop the SMMEs. The leather park will catalyze manufacture of all leather products in the country. This project is aimed at processing all the hides and skins generated locally into finished leather.

The leather sector park with a common effluent treatment plant was adopted as a development model to address lack of finished leather for our SMMEs and create enabling environment for them.

It is envisaged that the project, once fully operational, will create more than 5 000 jobs.