North West R120m PPE Expenditure made public

By the end of the day – today 17 August 2020 – the North West community will be able to access information on how R124 228 038 for Personal Protective Equipment for Covid-19 was use by various government departments. Premeir Prof. Job Mokgoro told the media this morning that the report will be available on all Provincial Government online platforms.

Prof Mokgoro said this was in response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pronouncement on
Government’s efforts to root out and deal with alleged corruption in all
COVID-19 procurement in all state institutions – from government
departments to municipalities as well as state owned entities.

“Let me be clear from the onset that the North West Provincial Government will fully cooperate with the Cabinet Committee announced by the President to deal with the alleged corruption of in all COVID-19
procurement.

“We are also cooperating, in full, with the Special Investigative Unit
(SIU) in line with the proclamation by the President allowing them to
conduct wide-ranging investigations into alleged and suspected acts of
corruption in COVID-19 related procurement”.

“Ladies and gentlemen, the total amount spent on the procured COVID-19 related items, including PPE, by the North West Provincial Government from the beginning of April this year to August stands at R124 228 038 (One Hundred and Twenty-Four Million, Two Hundred and Twenty-Eight Thousand and Thirty-Eight Rands),” said Prof Mokgoro.

This amount is from an expenditure report that was presented by
Provincial Treasury to the Provincial Coronavirus Command Council.
which, in turn, provided the Combat Council with consolidated spending information that had been received from Provincial Government Departments as at 06 August
2020.

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