Bad blood between artisans, engineers at DBES

Ministry of Infrastructure Science & Technology headquarters PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Ministry of Infrastructure Science & Technology headquarters PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Strained relationships due to professional differences between engineers and artisans at the Department of Building and Engineering Services (DBES) in Lobatse has led to the latter group being transferred to rural areas.

The department has the portfolio responsibility for government building development projects, their associated infrastructure, engineering services and the maintenance of government building, electrical and mechanical stock. Mmegi has learnt that the differences emanate from what artisans refer to as ‘undoable and risky orders’ from the department’s engineers. Lobatse DBES has about eight engineers and four artisans.

The relationships are so bad that it has led to the unceremonious transfer of the artisans to remote areas as a form of punishment for their insubordination.

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