EDUCATION minister Mathew Wale says the controversial $4.9 million school computer project “stinks”.That no doubt is a better way to describe the project in light of the manner it was implemented.
Anything that stinks in rotten!
So what Mr Wale was basically saying is there are corrupt dealings by those involved in the project.
Since the project stinks, we encourage Mr Wale to hand over the case to the police for a proper investigation.
Why it took Antech Computing almost two years to deliver the computers when already it has the money is the first question that must be answered.
The $4.9 million is public funds. It should be expended on its intended purpose as soon as it is paid out.
Antech held on to the funds and in all likelihood, spent it on other things during the two year period.
It’s only when pressure was put on them that they dug around to get the computers.
Unfortunately, and to put salt into the wound, some of the computers the company provided to our schools were second hands.
That’s according to independent IT verifiers that ministry engaged.
This is more reason for this case to be handed to police for investigation.
If Mr Wale has already done that, then good on him.
If not, we encourage him to do so quickly.
Someone must be brought to account for this national blunder.
Our students were denied the right to timely delivery and good computers because of the corrupt actions of a few leaders and their business friends.
Now is the time for justice to be done.
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