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
Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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