LETTER: Fraud is everywhere, incompetence not
Patronage machine was not what our constitution envisaged to aid the poor
We should not be in the least surprised by reports in the media of “sports complexes” that are nothing but a fence; “water tanks” that don’t exist; asbestos roof “audits” costing hundreds of millions, and so on.
The world over, governments award billions in contracts. The world over, they are awarded according to business principles. This does not mean that there is no fraud or political influence — but at least real companies with real experience compete for the work...