Intervarsity games interruption lands UB in P500 000 lawsuit

Swazi and Lesotho students at the Intervarsity Games
Swazi and Lesotho students at the Intervarsity Games

The University of Botswana (UB) management may be dragged before the courts of law if the institution fails to pay an event management company, Bins For Kings, close to half a million Pula for the Intervarsity games.

The company was engaged to organise the just ended controversy-ridden games. The University management that have refused to recognise the recently elected School Representative Council (SRC) has refused to pay the company forcing the UB-SRC to tell the company to “seek other means” to resolve the matter.

In a letter dated March 23, 2015, the SRC informed the company that the management has taken a position not to pay the agreed amount.

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