Friday, July 12, 2024

Shelf company wins P236 million tender

A whistle-blower has penned a letter to both the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence and Security and the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), alleging irregularities in the awarding of a lucrative tender for the construction of 28 police stations across Botswana. The whistle-blower (identity known to this publication) has raised serious questions about why the tender was awarded through a restricted selective process. The initiative, part of the Transition National Development Plan (TNDP) with a budget of 236 million Pula, is intended to enhance the capabilities of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) by establishing modern and efficient police stations.

At the heart of the matter also lies composition of the chosen entities to execute the project. Joseph Peloetletse, the husband of Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) Emma Peloetletse is listed as a director in one of the companies selected for the tender. According to CIPA records Peloetletse is a shareholder of the construction company through his own company, Joe’s Electrical Contractors Proprietary Limited.  Other shareholders and directors of the compnay include Lekwalo Leta Mosienyane, Bing Liu (shareholder through Landmark Projects Pty Ltd), Marina Kebone Mpugwa, Sebego Victor Batsalelwang, Nkagelang Mothanka, and Marina Kebone Mpugwa.

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