Government diverts money meant for underprivileged

source: Sunday Standard
by Gowenius Toka

Investigations by the World Bank have turned up information suggesting that the Botswana government may have diverted money that was budgeted for underprivileged citizens.

This comes hardly a month after the Parliament Public Account Committee completed their report, revealing how funds, which were budgeted for disaster management, were diverted to the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services.

A World Bank document, Report Number 53959-BW, titled Botswana Public Expenditure Review, dated May 2010, points to what it describes as mixed evidence on whether the various Social Safety Nets (SSN) programs established by Government ever reached their intended beneficiaries. As a result, a delegation of experts from the World Bank found it difficult to [continue reading]

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