Francistown West legislator, Ignatious Moswaane says he wants the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) to investigate the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) regarding the Motswaledi report in which Batswana were asked to contribute money.
The legislator says the UDC has in the past complained of reports by the government which have not been published, adding that he wants parliament to ensure that investigations are carried out on the Motswaledi report so that the issue comes to rest.
The motion titled “DCEC to investigate the UDC for funds raised to investigate the death of the late UDC secretary general,” states that the government has to engage the DCEC to conduct an investigation on the UDC to ascertain if they did not obtain by “false pretence in the matter in which they requested the nation to contribute in raising funds to investigate the death of the late Secretary General.”
Amongst other things, the Francistown legislator stated that the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) finds the motion as fitting, adding that no political party is immune to scrutiny. Moswaane berated the opposition stating that “UDC opened up an account while he was deceased and failed to account as to what happened to the funds-it’s an offence.”
The DCEC was established in 1994, in order to combat corruption and economic crimes in the country. The DCEC leads the investigation, corruption prevention and public education programs and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in the country.