NW MEC warns alleged shady contractors

───   LUCKY NKUYANE 14:48 Tue, 24 May 2022

NW MEC warns alleged shady contractors | News Article

The North West MEC for Cooperative Governance (Cogta) has issued a stern warning to contractors accused of shoddy workmanship in a bid for a quick buck.

During the tabling of her 2022/2023 budget speech at the provincial legislature today, MEC Lenah Miga told members of the provincial Legislature "gone are the days" when contractors would continue to claim money from government without proper work being done, and also using substandard material.

She says the department has to adopt a zero-tolerance stance toward fraud and corruption.

In her own words MEC Miga threatened to “ruthlessly and harshly” deal with what she terms “monsters within and even outside the department” with the contempt they deserve.

“In accordance with this honourable speaker, I wish to declare that an investigation has been ordered to look into the certain sections that were conducted by previous project managers unit and any acts of maleficent be dealt with,” Miga said.

Miga says they are very optimistic about growing the province and as a result, the department has planned to work in an integrated way as per the dictates of the district's developments model.

OFM News previously reported that all 22 municipalities in the province, according to the Auditor General (AG) report, used consultants in addition to their financial staff complement, leading to wasteful expenditure, and a total of R277,7 million being spent by municipalities in the province during the 2019/20 financial year alone.

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