The UDM is concerned about
the lack of details regarding the 2010 World Cup preparations, especially
as far as the tender procedures are concerned.
In the past the manner in which large government tenders were awarded
raised eyebrows and suspicions among disadvantaged and poor South
South Africans, especially those who are not aligned to the ruling Party,
have seen contracts flowing only in one direction; to a small new elite.
The result is that BEE has little credibility among many people because a
small group of people have become billionaires, multi-millionaires, CEO's,
Shareholders, Directors, Owners and Managers, whilst the majority of
ordinary people remain poor and unemployed.
Are the comrades and big fishes of the ANC going to get the biggest slices
of the 2010 tender cake?; Where are the specific details of how the
glorious 2010 project is going to close the gap between the have's and
We call upon all affected Departments to play open cards.; They
should make public their plans i.e. financial projections, job creation
strategy, figures of the total jobs to be created, as well which projects
would be created and procedures for tenders to be awarded.; The
entire process must be open to public scrutiny now, before it even
commences, and remain transparent throughout; otherwise we will inevitably
see the same old self-enrichment and unfulfilled promises afterwards when
it is too late to do anything about it.