by Kingsol Chabalala MPL – DA Gauteng Constituency Head-Emfuleni North
It is shocking that the ANC-led Emfuleni Local Municipality is still using the same service providers whose contracts were terminated due to poor workmanship and failure to deliver services.
This was revealed by the Gauteng Human Settlements and COGTA MEC, Uhuru Moiloa in a written reply to questions in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.
According to MEC Moiloa, 12 services providers had their contracts terminated in the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years due to poor workmanship and failure to deliver adequate services to Emfuleni residents.
These companies have not yet been blacklisted and some of these service providers are still doing business with the municipality.
This is unacceptable as these service providers have failed to provide quality services to the people of Emfuleni.
This raises questions about the motivation for the allocation of tenders to these service providers.
We will be tabling questions to ascertain why these same service providers have been awarded contracts despite their poor track record. We will also find out why they have not been blacklisted.
The DA will not sit idly by while the people’s money is being wasted by service providers who are unable to do their job.