Sunday, September 27, 2020

‘Nkate will keep his job’ – President Khama

President Ian Khama will not sack Minister of Education Jacob Nkate.
For three weeks now, opposition political parties have been calling on Khama to relieve Nkate of his cabinet responsibilities.

This follows allegations in the media that one of the private tertiary education institutions in the country had sponsored Nkate’s campaign in the Ngami constituency.

This week, the BDP Executive Secretary, Batlang Serema, told Sunday Standard that President Ian Khama will not take any action against Nkate.

He said investigations by the ruling party have found no wrong doing on the party of Nkate.

“There is another misguided and factually wrong statement attributing the donation in question as an attempt to carry favour by NIIT.

To our knowledge, these T-Shirts were a gift for the Ngami Constituency for a specific event – the reception of new members that were being admitted into the BDP in Etsha 6 well over a year ago,” said Serema in a statement.
Serema said the BDP Central Committee has conducted its own investigations and found nothing wrong.

“Press statements and comments in the media concerning some garments (T-Shirts) donated to the Ngami Constituency with an imprint of the Honourable J.D. Nkate’s name and picture in front have been noted.

“There is a mischievous suggestion that these T-Shirts were donated for use to promote the Honourable Minister’s campaign in the just ended BDP Primary Elections.

The Central Committee of the BDP dealt with this issue and found no wrong doing on the part of anybody,” said Serema.

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