Govt faced with shortages of project consultants

Sir Seretse Khama International Airport expansion project will be completed at the end of March 2015
Sir Seretse Khama International Airport expansion project will be completed at the end of March 2015

Members of Parliament say government must engage more projects consultants in a bid to improve the delivery of infrastructure undertakings.

Responding to the committee of supply speech delivered by the Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology (MIST), Nonofo Molefhi, the Shoshong MP, Phillip Makgalemele said there was lack of extensive consultation in the ministry because government infrastructure did not accommodate the latest architectural developments. “We need to increase the consultation services in this department, there is no extensive consultancy on projects that is why we see most projects failing,” he revealed.

Molefhi further said government was struggling to attract consultants and engineers because most of them preferred to join the private sector. “We do not have enough engineers and consultants because most of them have gone to the private sector and that is why we engage the private sector in our consultancy services,” he said.

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