Last Week I tabled a private members bill – Eastern Cape Businesses Interests of Employees Procurement Bill. The aim of this Bill is to restrict the business interest of employees of the provincial government and of provincial public entities conducting business with the province.
For a copy of the draft Bill click here:
For a copy of the letter to the Speaker, click here:
For a copy of the objectives of the draft Bill, click here:
I have introduced this Bill because I believe that civil servants employed by the province should not be doing business with the province. There is a complete conflict of interest in this regard. The former Superintendent-General of Education, prof. Harry Nengwekhulu, a few months ago stated that 90% of the senior management of that department was trading with the province and the department was rotten to the core.