Outsourced repairs trigger corruption fears

Panellists say the outsourcing of BX vehicle repairs could trigger corruption
Panellists say the outsourcing of BX vehicle repairs could trigger corruption

SELEBI-PHIKWE: A decision by government to outsource repair and maintenance of the government fleet to private garages would create a climate for corruption, a panel discussion on anti-corruption organised by Selebi-Phikwe Town Council observed recently.

A panellist from BCL mine, security superintendent Noah Makaba said government is likely to experience a serious challenge when it starts servicing vehicles at private garages.

He added that some of the problems the mine is experiencing include a situation where new parts are swapped with old ones only for vehicles to experience more defects later on. Makaba further added that low wages and late payments of workers by employers could breed corruption.  Also, he felt that the practice of the police charging traffic offenders at the roadside creates room for corruption and advised that everything should be done at the office.

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