UB state-of-the-art facility under siege

UB Conference Centre PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
UB Conference Centre PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Tensions and divisions, littered with political interference, are brewing at the University of Botswana (UB), over the sourcing out of the state-of-the-art conference centre.

The matter reached boiling point last December when those against the outsourcing of the facility allegedly began a smear campaign “to scare away potential bidders”. The alleged saboteurs are said to have circulated stories that the facility is water seepage. 

Talk was rife within the university corridors that the multimillion pula facility had dire water seepage, risking the collapse of the whole structure. However, sources that preferred anonymity found onsite at the facility said the camp that opposed outsourcing spearheaded that campaign.

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