- Sep 25, 2017
Lumpy, you have no doubt heard of projects being tendered and priced before project requirements are clearly defined. It is very bad practice but it happens. There was gross incompetence and disregard for best practices and probably disregard for state procurement processes.I think it could be much bigger than that. This is so serious I really think we need an Inquiry. People might groan at that and point to a cost for an Inquiry biut I think there is a clear public interest issue at stake here.
If public projects are going to race billions beyond the tender prices this is a major hit on public finances and the Health sector budget. The vague notions of an explanation thus far are nowhere near good enough and are way beyond plausible now.
This is what I hear was the problem (at a first level of diagnosis) and it is not disputed by the government. Do you not believe that ? Do you suspect corruption at the root or gross negligence ?
You seek an enquiry. An enquiry is possibly needed alright. For me, it’s purpose would be the fully root cause the event and see if there is a way to ensure the underlying weakness (whatever it is) is removed. Would you expect more from it ?