Shumba lists on BSE main board

BG Reporter
Wednesday, 08 November 2017
Akan Clegg Akan Clegg

Shumba Energy Limited, a Botswana-based energy development company, has been approved by the Botswana Stock Exchange to migrate its listing from the Venture Capital Market Board to the Main Board of the local bourse effective 30th October 2017.

Shumba is focussed on exploitation of energy fuel resources for transformation into base-load power supply and for industrial thermal energy generation. 

The Company has made considerable progress and since its establishment has expanded from exploration to a revenue-generating development company, with mineral ownership rights to 4.5 billion tonnes of thermal coal.

Managing Director of Shumba, Mashale Phumaphi commented that, “Shumba remains committed to providing coal and energy to Botswana and its neighbours in the SADC region. The Company’s move to the Main Board takes place at an advantageous time with Shumba having cemented itself as a major industry player while continuing to reach its development objectives and moving to revenue generation.”

Chairman of Shumba, Alan M. Clegg added, 

“This migration represents execution of the second phase of the restructure of the Company’s public investment platform following its de-listing from the SEM (Stock Exchange of Mauritius) removing the negative arbitrage investors experienced.  

“Our goal is to present the company to a broader and deeper investment audience and remove all impediments to improving its visibility as we work toward our goal improving the stock liquidity and tradability in shareholders’ interest. The migration on the BSE will establish a stronger platform for potential future fund raisings of development capital to achieve the Company’s growth plans as well as enhancing the investment profile of the Company.”

Shumba is an energy development company listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE: SHUMBA). Shumba has over the last seven years progressed from establishment as a coal exploration company to an energy fuels and base load power generation development-company and currently owns the rights to over 4.5 billion tonnes of thermal coal resources which are amenable to exploitation for use in a number of energy transformation processes. 

As a leading energy sector player, Shumba’s mission is to contribute to reducing the deficit and satisfy the growing energy demand in the SADC region that has resulted in chronic power outages for industries and domestic consumers alike.

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