Mass Media Complex Records Seven Lawsuits

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administrational, Mr Phillip Makgalemele, has informed Parliament that during the past five years, seven lawsuits between government and its employees at Mass Media Complex took place.

Mr Makgalemele said the lawsuits raged from issues of redeployment and transfers to other government ministries, suspension from duty and dismissal from the public service.

Mr Makgalemele stated that government won two of the cases against redeployment and dismissal although the dismissal case was subsequently lost on a technicality at the Court of Appeal.

The assistant minister said it was not possible to quantify the amount spent because most of the cases were done by the Industrial Court so there was no order for costs however government was awaiting a taxed bill for the case they lost at the Court of Appeal.

MP for Good Hope- Mabule, Mr James Mathokgwane, had asked the minister to state the number of law suits between government and its employees at Mass Media Complex during the past five years.

He further asked him to state the causes of the law suits, the number of cases won by government and the amount spent on these cases including settlements out of court.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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