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southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that reports of widespread corruption in the government’s procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other coronavirus-related goods has prompted the National Treasury to look into the possible centralisation of its procurement.  

Finance minister Tito Mboweni said in parliament on Wednesday that he has discussed the further tightening of procurement procedures with Treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane, who was looking into centralising PPE procurement, given the capacity issues between the Treasury and the national department of health.  Mboweni was concluding the first reading debate on the Adjustments Appropriation Bill, which received repeated condemnation by MPs across the political spectrum due to the corruption and looting associated with the procurement of Covid-19 PPE.  There have been allegations that the politically well-connected have engaged in a feeding frenzy for Covid-19 tenders, though Mboweni cautioned that it was incorrect to assume that every tender involved corruption.  Parliament’s two finance committees decided to call Mboweni to attend a meeting next week to address the question of the corruption.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Linda Ensor at BusinessLive

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