Jordan concerned by museum scandal

Arts and Culture Minister Pallo Jordan has reiterated his concern regarding the alleged mismanagement...


Arts and Culture Minister Pallo <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><country-region w:st="on">Jordan</country-region> has reiterated his concern regarding the alleged mismanagement at <place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on">Robben<placetype w:st="on">Island<placetype w:st="on">Museum.

The minister was responding to the Democratic <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Alliance’s application on Wednesday requesting the release of the forensic report that led to the suspension of senior museum personnel.

The minister said the Auditor General’s 2007 and 2008 Annual Report gave a clear indication of irregularities.

<country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Jordan</country-region>’s Spokesman Sandile Memela confirmed that steps were being taken to end the rampant mismanagement.<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>

“There was a hearing of the former ceo Mr Paul Langa. He was found guilty on the charges of misconduct and the recommended sanction was dismissal. Mr Vincent Shai was also found guilty of misconduct the recommended sanction was also dismissal,” Memela said.