Pula Steel - Corruption Suspected

The recently closed Pula Steel Casting and Manufacturers - a subsidiary of BCL Limited launched as part of POLARIS II strategy - is under investigation from both Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) and Directorate of Intelligence Security Services (DISS), The Patriot on Sunday has learnt. At the centre of the two investigations is how the project was carried out especially the construction of the plant which has since been closed as it did not comply with the Department of Waste Management and Pollution Control provisions. Also under DCEC's radar is Selibe Phikwe Town Council especially the departments of Buildings and the Department of Waste Management and Pollution Control. The DISS is allegedly investigating the possible human trafficking cases of some Asian employees who recently boycotted work and reported the company management to Labour department for failing to pay them salaries.

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