Council tenders to be regulated

source: Mmegi
BAME PIET
Staff Writer

Minister of Local Government, Margaret Nasha, tabled a Bill to regulate the procurement process of local authorities for works, supplies and services.

The proposed law provides for the disposal of public assets, both physical and intellectual. These include the letting, hiring, or granting of any public assets, rights or services by local authorities.

The minister said that the legal instruments, which govern the procurement and disposal of assets for local authorities were promulgated between 1955 and 1970. “These include the Township Act and the District Tender Regulations. Despite several amendments to these, between 1980 and 1990, the legal framework has become inadequate in a number of critical areas,” explained Nasha. She said that local authorities procurement and asset disposal processes have, as a result, been subjected to abuse by [continue reading]

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