Unpaid police scarce skills allowances cost gov't


The Botswana police’s refusal to pay its employees professional and scarce skills allowance costs will bleed the taxpayers’ coffers.

Just last year one of its employees, a managing director of International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Otse, Kelebemang Montlhanka, dragged the police commissioner to court over unpaid scarce skills since 2009.

Montlhanka who is due to be paid a collective of over P300,000 of professional allowance broken down since 2006 to 2014 at a rate of 10% per annum and scarce skill allowance at the sum of P26,237.70 for the period of January 1, 2013 to March 2013 has a Bachelor of Commerce, Masters of Social Science in Accounting from University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

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