DA: end moonlighting in civil service

2010-02-10 00:00

THE Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has slammed the conduct of some government employees following the Auditor-General’s report that tender contracts to the value of R35 million have been snapped up by civil servants.

The opposition party’s caucus leader in KZN Legislature, John Steenhuisen, said the Auditor-General revealed that government contracts have benefited moonlighting civil servants.

A call for the moonlighting practices to end will be made, he said.

“The time has come for public servants to choose between being businesspeople and civil servants … The fact that they are paid hard-earned taxpayers’ money behoves them to focus on the job at hand rather than being constantly on the lookout for business opportunities that present themselves as a result of access to provincial resources …”

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