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PAC to grill PS, Minister next week on NPF saga

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PAC to grill PS, Minister next week on NPF saga
FACE OFF: Guma Moyo and Sadique Kebonang

As the drama surrounding the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) continues to unfold, the Public Accounts Committee(PAC) met this morning to discuss the inquiry.

This was revealed at a heated parliamentary session this past Friday. Tati East legislator Guma Moyo said this when debating a motion by Alliance for Progressives (AP) leader Ndaba Gaolathe in which he sought President Ian Khama to appoint a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the monies that have been appropriated from the NPF

Moyo opposed the “herdboys” motion saying that it was Parliament who gave the PAC the mandate to investigate the matter.

Moyo assured parliament that in fact the PAC scheduled to meet today to tackle the matter.

In a telephonic interview this afternoon, Moyo confirmed that they had met and set a date for next week Wednesday to further examine the issue.

“I can confirm that we met this morning to map a way forward. We will have the examination next week Wednesday.”

During the examination, The Voice can reveal that it will be the Permanent Secretary to Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security who will be called up to account.

He will be seconded by his Minister Sadique Kebonang as the PAC bench attempts to get to the bottom of the issue.

This is in connection to the money laundering case faced by flamboyant business man, Bakang Seretse and his co-accused, Botho Leburu and Kenneth Kerekang.

The three were granted bail but continue to appear before the Regional Magistrate court for allegedly receiving over P250 million ‘stolen’ from the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) between September, 05, 2017 and November, 27, 2017 in Gaborone through their Investment management firm, Kgori Capital.

The case continues to open a can worms with President Ian Khama and his Vice Mokgweetsi Masisi having been added to the list of those who are alleged to have received funds from the NPF. The two have since dismissed the allegations.