House passes Local Authority Bill

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

Parliament has approved a Local Authority Procurement and Asset Disposal Bill that seeks to regulate procurement in councils to curb corruption.

Responding to comments made by Members of Parliament (MPs), Local Government Minister, Margaret Nasha said that she intends to curb incidents where sub-contractors are given a raw deal by their main contractors. She said that in future they want to include a clause in contracts, which will give clients, especially government, access to agreements between sub contractors and the main ones. With this government will simply pay the sub-contractor for the job done.

Nasha also said government wants to monitor foreigners employed in Local Government who at the end of their contracts establish companies, which are later favoured in [continue reading]

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