DCEC probes Statistics Botswana


The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) is investigating allegations of fraud at Statistics Botswana, as a parliamentary probe kicks off into a mysterious P1.2 million transaction and suspicions of maladministration at the data agency.

Yesterday, Members of the Parliament’s statutory bodies and state enterprises committee convened a hearing into the allegations, in line with James Mathokgwane’s motion adopted in the last sitting of Parliament. Mathokgwane resigned as the Goodhope/Mabule legislator late May.

During the hearing, it emerged the DCEC had begun probing possible fraud at the data agency as far back as September 2014, after receiving key statements from a whistleblower within Statistics Botswana.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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