BPC brushes off audit findings

BPC CEO, Jacob Raleru
BPC CEO, Jacob Raleru

The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) ignored two-thirds of official audit concerns identified by the Auditor General in 2012/13, before posting a P1.25 billion loss the following year, Mmegi learnt yesterday.

In his report for the year ended March 2013, the last before his retirement in June - the Auditor General, Robby Sebopeng notes “an apparent lack of meaningful progress,” in resolving prior year audit findings. Of the 53 audit concerns pinpointed by Sebopeng in the 2012 audit, the BPC only resolved 15 with 27 unresolved and 11 partly resolved. “This situation exposes the Corporation as it may ultimately suffer financial losses,” Sebopeng notes in his latest report released last Thursday.

Some of the problem areas for the Corporation include billing, where a 2012 software crisis around the smart meter migration saw customers receiving exorbitant bills, which forced then energy minister, Ponatshego Kedikilwe, to weigh in.

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