Kavango teachers' fraud case still awaiting PG's decision

23 Nov 2018 13:40pm
RUNDU, 23 NOV (NAMPA) – The case in which teachers from the Kavango regions are implicated in embezzling funds from the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture at Rundu, is still awaiting a decision from the Prosecutor-General’s office.
An accountant, whose identity is known but cannot be made public before she appears in court, is suspected of making unlawful payments into various teachers’ bank accounts without authorisation from supervisors by using her colleagues’ passwords between 2013 and 2016.
The Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Crime Investigations Coordinator in the Kavango East Region, Deputy Commissioner Bonifasius Kanyetu told Nampa on Thursday a decision is still awaited.
He said they received a directive from the PG’s office in August this year for them to provide extra information regarding the case.
“We have forwarded to them the information they requested from the regional council and we are still waiting for a directive on the way forward,” said Kanyetu.
The case was handed over to the PG for a decision in December last year.
The case involves 24 teachers, including the main suspect, and N.dollars 3 million that was embezzled.
Earlier this year Kanyetu indicated that senior officials are also involved in the case, hence the need for the PG’s scrutiny.