07 October 2013
Corruption Watch received a report
alleging that a contract was awarded in Mpumalanga by the
Department of Health without a public procurement process being followed.
Through investigation by Corruption
Watch it found that a lucrative contract to circumcise about 260 000 boys
and men in the province at a cost of R700 per circumcision was given to a
private company without proper procedures being followed.
This has now resulted in the
Department of Health in Mpumalanga
suspending the R180-million contract and instituting their own
Head of Legal and Investigations for
Corruption Watch, Nicola Whittaker, said that Corruption Watch really hopes that
this investigation by the Department will get to the bottom of why such a
lucrative contract was awarded without the normal public procurement process
Furthermore she added that our
constitution requires amongst other things for there to be a competitive process
when a big contract is awarded, and this did not happen, so they now wait upon
the Department’s findings on its forensic investigations.
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