Govt tender fraud registry only has 2 names in 7 years
March 16, 2011
COPE says it is appalled by reports that the National Registry for tender fraud has to date only added 2 names to its list since 2004. "If this was a joke we could have laughed at it but this is a national crisis requiring us to cry at what is happening".FULL STATEMENT
The Congress of the People is appalled by reports that the National Registry for tender fraud has to date only added 2 names to its list since 2004. If this was a joke we could have laughed at it but this is a national crisis requiring us to cry at what is happening.
COPE would like government to announce to the people of South Africa what has happened regarding the R25bn worth of public tenders that were being investigated for fraud and corruption. That was the quantum given by Minister Gordhan in his Medium Term Budget Speech.
Any government that was serious about eradicating tender manipulation by South Africa’s politically elite tenderpreneurs would have had a large number of names on that register. This government continues to fail the people by sheltering those who undermine our Constitution and our country’s laws.
That the ANC lacks the political will and administrative clout to act against its own supporters and funders is clear for all to see. A government can fool some of the people some of the time, but it cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
This government by its track record and actions is clearly People will no longer be lead around blindly. People are waking up to the fact that the ANC is promoting an elitist agenda that is marginalizing the poor.
Half of South Africa’s population is under 25 and 50% of them are unemployed. Government’s lack of resolve in putting many more people on the offender’s register is going to rob half of our youth of a better future.
Their future demands a better response from government.