Parliament is set to look into the existence of a cartel within the State Procurement Board which ensures that tenders are corruptly awarded to certain companies and individuals. This follows, the alleged sidelining of most companies in the Matabeleland region with most tenders going to companies from Harare. Some of the companies which are awarded the tenders are alleged to provide sub-standard work.
Matabeleland South MP Mrs Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga said:
I’ve got a motion actually on the order paper and the results that I found are frightening. I should be bringing it within a week or two.
You’ll find that someone from Harare is doing debt collection for United Bulawayo Hospitals or Mpilo Central Hospital as if there are no debt collectors in Bulawayo
It’s a real scandal in that we have a cartel of people, unfortunately, most of that cartel is a cartel from one region. It’s corruption and corruption that is dominated by a small cartel