Ntuane argues for blacklisting of some firms

source: BOPA
01 August, 2008

PARLIAMENT – Companies and individuals who fail to deliver on projects and services awarded to them must be punished, says specially elected MP, Mr Botsalo Ntuane.

Contributing to the debate on a bill that seeks to establish the Local Authorities Procurement and Asset Disposal Bill, Mr Ntuane argued that blacklisting companies that fail to deliver on their contractual obligations is the answer to the abuse and corruption that is offered by the current set up.

He maintained that corruption is increasing in the country, saying it is particularly the case at the local government level and that it is encouraged by the present procurement procedures.

He criticised contractors who abandon projects after receiving the five per cent mobilisation fee, and those who compromise on quality.

He suggested that officials of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) should be included in procurement committees.

Mr Ntuane said he has noted that there are people and companies who always win tenders while there are those who are never lucky.

He said some companies have even stopped making bids for government projects because they have no connections with people in strategic places. He added that many people are cutting corners in their quest to become rich which [continue reading]

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