Court confirms BDF de-linking

Judge Tau PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Judge Tau PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has won a case in which it was appealing the decision of the High Court that gave its officers a chance to continue enjoying the benefits extended to them through the de-linking exercise.

BDF, which had embarked on a de-linking exercise involving linking salaries of BDF staff to their qualifications to improve and adjust salary scale of officers, found itself before the court of law fighting with some of its officers for the mistake made during the de-linking exercise.

Reportedly, 18 officers who held certificates not recognised under the de-linking exercise were included and benefited for a while from the dispensation when they were not supposed to. Upon realising its mistake, the BDF stopped the de-linking exercise and informed the officers about the stoppage of the benefits.

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