Barno in Botswana

Noluthando Kaya welcomes Bruno Charles Olweny of Were Opack Agencies (PTY) Ltd  to the Barno fold.


MD Herman Fourie is delighted to announce the appointment of Were Opack Agencies (PTY) Ltd to represent Barno in Botswana. Were Opack Agencies CEO Bruno Charles Olweny says that he ‘found’ Barno through a website search to source cheque book and ATM covers before visiting Barno’s head office in Cape Town.

“My Barno experience was one of excellent product quality and a turnaround time which few suppliers can match. That first order resulted in an excellent reference for Were Opack Agencies. With this level of service, we will gain market share in Botswana,” says Bruno.

While Were Opack Agencies currently performs well in various industries in the public and private sectors, Olweny believes they can penetrate untapped areas such as diamond mines and tertiary instructions schools.

“There are many factors for Barno’s success over the years but the common thread that binds this company is the quality of our people. In this respect, Mr Olweny compliments Barno’s culture perfectly and we are confident that he’ll represent our brand with distinction,” says Herman.


Were Opack Agencies (PTY) Ltd was formed to service Botswana, SADC and ultimately, to be a player in the global village. The company is 100% citizen-owned, Were Opack Agencies is a member of Business Botswana and offers procurement services, human resource development, project management, management training, import / export services and secretarial services.

Founder Bruno Charles Olweny has a Masters Degree of Business Administration (University of Botswana); Bachelor of Arts with Education (with honours, from Makerere University) and is registered with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Botswana Chapter. His career has exposed him to fields such as education, auditing, development planning, communications and technology. Were Opack Agencies (PTY) Ltd aspires to be Botswana’s goods distributor of choice, integrating the considerable best that Botswana has to offer alongside a multinational product portfolio of top tier brands.

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