Paul Smith breaks silence on MDCB exit

Speaking out: Smith
Speaking out: Smith

Former Minerals Development Company of Botswana (MDCB) chief executive officer, Paul Smith has finally broken silence over the manner in which he exited the company, alleging that a ‘devious’ scheme was orchestrated to get rid of him through a technical clause in his employment contract.

Smith had his contract terminated early this year after serving just a year of his five-year contract. He says government paid him millions of pula for the termination.

Speaking exclusively to Mmegi Business this week, Smith opened up about how, just months into his job, he became a marked man for querying many decisions taken at BCL which exhibited ‘gross incompetence and incapability’ of the mining company’s board and management.

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