Monday, June 21, 2021

Masitara to release ‘damning’ report next week

The chairman of two oversight committees in Parliament, Robert Masitara, has said that the damning report that he promised was to be released late last year will be released next week.

Speaking in an interview, Masitara revealed that contrary to some suggestions, there is no turning back on the release of the report.

Though he was cagey with details, the Gaborone West North MP promised that “the important things that I have promised Batswana that the report has covered are still there. People are just doing the final submissions and I promise that we will release the report next week. We are finalising the report. I have told them to speed up their submissions.”

Speculation has been rife that Masitara and his team would shelve the report.

But Masitara allayed such fears explaining that “we are just doing the final touches and the report will be complete and ready for submission next week. Wait until next week you will see.”

It has since emerged that Masitara had also wanted to chair the current Botswana Meat Commission Parliamentary Select Committee, which is investing maladministration at BMC.

Last year, in his capacity as the chairman of two Parliamentary Committees with oversight functions, Masitara revealed that they had discovered findings that are damning.

Reports indicated then that his utterances rubbed some people within the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) the wrong way with some going as far as to plan his ouster.

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