07 November 2023
The Congress of South African Trade Unions(COSATU) in the North West has learned with shock that the Dr. RSM District Municipality has procured a shack at the cost of a whooping R38m. It is said that the shack will be utilised as a call centre.
This ill-conceived procurement was given the go ahead even though there is already an existing call centre in the same vicinity.
We have also seen a record of the breakdown of costs which clearly demonstrates that the prices have been inflated.
It concerning that this municipality is located in a rural area and has been given the responsibility to provide water and other services to its residents, yet it has the luxury of squandering public money on unnecessary procurements. This is blatant maladministration and corruption!
COSATU calls for the immediate cancellation of this transaction and a full investigation must be carried out. Those who are implicated must also face the full might of the law.
Issued by COSATU North WestFor more information, please contact:
Kopano Konopi(COSATU North West Provincial Secretary)
Cell: 082 339 5836