Thursday, August 5, 2021

CEDA sacks Head of Communications

The Chief Executive of CEDA (Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency), Thabo Thamane, has confirmed to Sunday Standard that the government-owned company has sacked its Head of Public Relations, Alinah Masenya.

Thamane said the agency parted ways with Masenya on Wednesday.

He said Masenya’s sacking followed an internal disciplinary process that was carried out by the sub-committee of the Board.

Thamane was the complainant in his capacity as CEO.

Masenya’s sacking comes months following her suspension, pending disciplinary action.

At one time her hearing had to be postponed as she was still attending a grave family matter.
“As of September 28, 2011, she [Masenya] is no longer employed by CEDA,” said Thamane.

Thamane said it would be unfair to disclose the reasons behind Masenya’s dismissal from an executive position at CEDA.

“We can only confirm that there was a disciplinary process. As for the reasons it is for her to say if she is comfortable in making them public. I think it would be very unfair of us to go public on the reasons,” said Thamane.

Investigations by Sunday Standard have, however, indicated that Masenya’s troubles at CEDA could be traced to one night when she attended a Bankers Association dinner in her official capacity as CEDA Public Relations Manager.

It is said during the night she exchanged words with executives from other finance institutions who ended up reporting her to her superiors at CEDA.

Prior to joining CEDA, Masenya was Communications Manager at Botswana Railways.

Upon joining CEDA, Masenya was instrumental in rebranding the Agency, an exercise she had not completed at the time of her untimely departure.

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