The Chief Government Spokesperson, Jeff Ramsay, has said the Minister of Minerals will not be investigating his cabinet colleague, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi.
In an interview, Ramsay said Mokaila will only be chairing a cabinet sub-committee that would advice government on how to turn around the country’s declining education system.
He said it happens all the time for a president to appoint a cabinet sub-committee to advice cabinet by way of making recommendations.
“It is not an investigation. It is not even a Commission of enquiry. Rather it is a cabinet sub-committee that will advise cabinet. What will happen next we will see,” said Dr Ramsay.
He said the appointment of the sub-committee should be looked at against the context of government concern with the country’s state of education.
Early in the week, the media reported that Mokaila had been tasked with investigating the Ministry of Education after the country recorded what has been graded as the worst education results since independence.