Khama to blacklist greedy companies

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by EDITOR
Tuesday, 17 November 2009 09:43

Review tax regime
Citizen bias in procurement

President Lt Gen Ian Khama has said while Government looks upon the growth of the private sector, increasingly rooted in the citizenry, as a key instrument for national development, he was concerned about the tendency of some companies to embrace self-interest over the national interest.He cited the example of the often inflated cost of public projects both at the stage of tendering and in implementation. “Such practices are, unfortunately, consistent with a wider attitude of self-entitlement towards public resources, which threatens to undermine the principle of self-reliance that has been a cornerstone of our collective development.”

Khama said where there is evidence government will not hesitate to blacklist those whose private greed undermines the country’s ability to deliver for [continue reading]


  1. Contracts on public projects with PRIVATE companies OUGHT

    to have what the lawyers call a”cap”.

    The honorrar,which the Government has to pay for completing the work or the project,

    MUST be agreed upon by the signing of the contract.

    In case the private company requires MORE money,

    the government can sue it and the Court will force them to complete the pubic project…otherweise they have to pay penalty for delaying the project.

    Such contracts,procurred by the Government,

    OUGHT to be drafted by solicitors and in case of noncomplyoing with the conditions of the contract,the company must pay penalties.

    Ian Khama should NOT employ Jeff Ramsay,who usually is

    talking nonsense but solicitors,who know how to play the

    game with private companies.

  2. HEY,Ian Khama,you must be VERY naive!

    This is CAPITALISM…ALL PRIVATE COMPANIES ARE greedy!

    If they were NOT greedy,they would have to close their doors!

    ANYWAY THE CONTRACT LAWS GIVE THE GOVERNMENT

    SUFFICIENT INSTRUMENTS TO AVOID PoURING MONEY DOWN

    THE THROATS OF SUCH COMPANIES.

    You just have to KNOW the Contract Laws!






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