|CRGL last year in June with the cranes that were brought in to speed up work.|
A sudden decision to have all government contracts with external parties go through the office of the illegal Solicitor General but it's all too little, too late.
In a Public Service Commission memo, PSC secretary Parmesh Chand says the “Prime Minister has directed that all Government contracts are to be vetted by the Solicitor General’s Office during negotiations stage and as well as prior to its execution.”
There have been other inflated deals but Coup 4.5 can confirm concern over the low cost flats in Raiwai that are being built by the China Railway Group (CRGL) Limited has triggered the directive.
The contract between the Public Rental Board and CRGL was so flawed that what was an agreement for 9 million dollars is now 20 million dollars.
PRB General Manager Mesake Senibulu is on record as saying “from our end we only have three major issues that we were disputing. One is the project cost, secondly is some structural defects and thirdly is on the architectural defects because through the cause of construction we’ve been advising them on some defects in relation to the structure and architecture which they need to comply with.”
If the above comments are to be believed, then how this illegal government and its key departments are executing contracts is certainly something to worry about.
That being the case - what then of all those other contracts to repair roads and bridges with Chinese, Malaysian and New Zealand companies?