BLLAHWU to fork out a million pula

Judge Walia
Judge Walia

The Botswana Land Board and Local Authorities and Health Workers Union (BLLAHWU) will fork out close to a million pula to compensate to BIT Systems after the Court of Appeal (CoA) dismissed its appeal recently.

The union had approached the apex court hoping to reverse the High Court’s decision ordering it to pay BIT Systems, P861,400 together with interest following a soured relationship with the company contracted to install certain software on the union’s computer system in 2015. The two had entered into a contract totalling P1,447,152 which was to be paid in three equal instalments of P482,384. The payments were to be done after every three months in terms of services contracted for having been paid until the end of the contract.

However, midway through the work, BIT Systems ended the agreement by shutting down all systems installed in the union’s computers after the union failed to adhere to the contract payment terms and dispute resolution procedures eight months later, forcing the IT company to approach the court to seek redress. On the other hand, BLLAHWU contested that BIT Systems misrepresented certain information to the union, which induced it to enter into a contract with the company. It also argued that BIT Systems failed to deliver as per the agreement between them while it also supplied fake hardware and unauthenticated software without proper licenses.

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