Saturday, May 28, 2022

SmartSwitch Botswana employee probed over company’s missing thousands

Gaborone’s Naledi Police Station Commander, Superintendent Tin Tshebo, has confirmed that they are investigating a former employee of SmartSwitch Botswana for having allegedly stolen P800, 000 from the company.

“It is true that we are investigating the man over the alleged theft of money and we will hand the file to DPP afterwards for them to make decisions on the file,” said Tshebo.

Smartswitch Botswana is an Information Technology Company based in Gaborone that provides electronic food coupon system services to orphans and destitute in the country under a scheme run by the Ministry of Local Government.

The alleged theft has since been confirmed by the company’s Managing Director, Kevin Duke.
“One of our former employees is being investigated after suspicion that he had stolen some money,” said Duke.

He added that he has since reported the matter to the police.

“The matter has been reported to Old Naledi Police; you better talk to them,” he said.

The company is believed to be handling millions of pula, which it pays out to destitute and orphans in the form of bank cards used to pay for their food in stores across the country every month. About 55, 000 beneficiaries benefit from the scheme every month.

Early this year, the company won a United Nations Public Service award for their roll out and running of the electronic food coupon system.

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