BPC Increasing Tariffs

In last week’s s MONITOR a short article on page 2 reported Minister Mokaila saying that electricity tariffs would increase.

I’m sure that most consumers are aware that increases are inevitable. However, what we would really like to know

is why the new Morupule B power station is such a disaster as we get very little information from either the ministry or BPC. 

The minister and BPC surely owe us, the taxpayers, a detailed explanation.


We are all under the impression that dithering and delays during the last decade, with subsequent bungling and corruption during construction are the root causes of the power station’s failure to produce anywhere near to the 600MW it was designed to do.

A published forensic audit of the entire project would go a long way to restore confidence in the government and BPC; even if its all bad news.

The report will ensure that similar disasters do not happen again.

If an honest audit is not done and published, we are certain that the combined power station and Fenguye Glass fiascos in Palapye will

be the millstone around the neck of government, like that of the arms deal, Eskom and SAA in South Africa, which implicates the ruling party there.

Yours faithfully

M Wales

Gaborone

Editor's Comment
What about employees in private sector?

How can this be achieved when there already is little care about the working conditions of those within the private sector employ?For a long time, private sector employees have been neglected by their employers, not because they cannot do better to care for them, but because they take advantage of government's laxity when it comes to protecting and advocating for public sector employees, giving the cue to employers within the private sector...

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