Fraud scandal renders Gabs Mayor 'unfit for duty'

Austin Abraham PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Austin Abraham PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Sparks are expected to fly at next Gaborone City Council meeting after a PPADB letter surfaced of Gaborone Mayor Austin Abraham's corruption involvement leading to his suspension at the asset disposal board and raising ‘confidence’ issues.

According to the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPDAB) circular No7 of 2021, Abraham and his business associates through their company attempted to 'cheat the system' and 'lied' to be awarded a tender.

“The board at its sitting of March 25, 2021, found thus against the contractor having been found guilty on February 18, 2021, for submitting false information to PPADB in support of its application for registration with regard to past projects carried out in contravention of Clause 4.1 of the Code of Conduct for Contractors and having been accorded an opportunity to make submissions in mitigation before sentencing,” reads the letter.

Editor's Comment
Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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