VP ‘ takes over’ billions in tenders

Parliament of Botswana
Parliament of Botswana

Controversy is brewing within the upper levels of government as a leaked Cabinet memo suggests that a South African company will be engaged to oversee major public tenders, and ultimately report only to Vice President, Slumber Tsogwane.

The company, a Durban based firm (names known to this publication) is named in a secret Cabinet memo dated November 18 2022, despite the fact that the Transitional National Development Plan, which calls for the appointment of a development manager to oversee major projects, was only passed by Parliament this week.

The SA firm is set to reap a commission of up to 12 percent for each major project it monitors, with an additional maximum of three percent of the project cost being charged as “development fees”.

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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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