Gauteng Premier David Makhura Photo: INLSA
JOHANNESBURG - The DA has urged Gauteng premier David Makhura and infrastructure development MEC Jacob Mamabolo to act against lawlessness and criminality in infrastructure development projects. 

The DA was concerned that at least 21 infrastructure development projects had been disrupted by so-called “business forums” seeking to enrich themselves on projects, DA Gauteng MPL Alan Fuchs said yesterday. 

The department of infrastructure development (DID) had preferential procurement regulations in place that set out exactly how tenders and sub-contractors were appointed, he said. 

So-called business forums and ad-hoc organisations were knowingly and maliciously misinterpreting the provisions of the preferential procurement regulations. 

“In some cases, the business forums have demanded that the tender should be awarded to certain main contractors, even though the appointment of the main contractor is the legislated responsibility of the DID,” Fuchs said. 

- African News Agency