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Backing for Motsoaledi tender plan

2012-10-16 21:57

Johannesburg - The Inkatha Freedom Party has welcomed plans by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to cut down the number of tenders in his department.

"The IFP is pleased that the minister has finally seen that tenders are nothing but a problem to public health and to people who are relying on public health services," IFP health spokesperson Hilda Msweli said on Tuesday.

She said the decision would make a difference, as the department would start to do things in-house.

"It will save a lot of money and workers will be pleased to work under the department instead of working under a certain individual," Msweli said.

The Sowetan newspaper quoted Motsoaledi on Tuesday as saying tenders were destroying the public health system.

"The replacement of the health care system with a tender-care system has destroyed our public health system in this country, and it needs to be reversed," Motsoaledi said.

Msweli said having the department as the sole responsible figure would help its accountability.

"It will... be good for the public to know who is to blame when things go wrong, instead of having people pointing fingers at each other," she said.

Comments
  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-10-16 22:13

    Good news, 40 years ago you contacted Siemens directly to fix the x-ray machines. Why a third party to do nothing just make money, and even that is to much. They steal more than the profit for doing nothing. The sooner they stop all of this the better.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-17 09:11

      Nor employ Cuban doctors who think a Caesarean Section is a neighbourhood in Rome

  • delani.mgabhi - 2012-10-16 22:17

    i hope they do the same in all manicipalities cut all the tenders and employ people rather than giving millions to one guy and spend it on big cars

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-10-16 22:39

    maybe he wants to put his tenders dis people are very corrupt

  • John - 2012-10-16 22:41

    Yay!! At last one of OUR servants is going to do his job of SERVING the people instead of his corrupt tender maats who have totally effed up our health care system. Visit one of our provincial hospitals and compare it to 20 years ago. It is disgusting!

  • thembalethu.kantoyanto - 2012-10-16 23:04

    Finally someone under Zuma administration has brains. I think it would be best for accountability, well done minister,

  • majwarha.balakisi - 2012-10-16 23:31

    The Tender system is not only destroying our Health care system but our government. The credibility of our Movement has been badly damaged by this. How can you outsources services that you are never going to operate without, like Cleaning and Security ect?

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-10-17 01:54

    He is a tough minister who takes his job seriously n had not sit on his laurels,n allowed to be remote controlled

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