The city of Harare has been dragged through yet another roadworks scandal unearthed by an internal audit, The Sunday Mail reports. The audit reportedly unearthed that, road contractors engaged to rehabilitate 43 selected roads in the capital were paid despite “the fact that absolutely no works had been done”
According to the publication the matter came to light in a letter written to the City’s town cleck which read in part;
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The constitution of the 15 percent completion could not be explained, with the responsible engineer Mkombeza stating that he exaggerated the percentage as he claimed that there was work done, which he failed to identify, and (we) asked that the road be removed from the list of extension or he writes a report on that.
In light of the fact that absolutely no works had been done on the road, which had been given 15 percent completion, coupled with the fact that the engineer stated that he probably exaggerated the percentage, it would then leave a lot of questions on all stages of completion on all other roads on the report . . . with the probability of exaggeration clearly manifested
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