Former Ministers to lose thousands of Pulas

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by JFG
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 07:24

Delayed Specially Elected MPs Bill costs them dearly
DK to lose close to P200 000
Pheto to lose P100 000

Some Members of Parliament who recently served as Cabinet Ministers have lost hundreds of thousands of Pula in benefits (pensions and gratuities) because Parliament failed to pass the National Assembly and Ministers’ Pensions and Gratuities (Amendment) Bill last week.

The Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Dr Margaret Nasha told The Gazette in an interview that she had tried her best in taking the Bill to Parliament. She blamed MPs for debating one Bill (to amend the Constitution to increase the number of Specially Elected MPs to eight) for too long, “choosing to forget that there is [continue reading]

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