WINDHOEK: The Congress of Democrats (CoD) has expressed disappointment regarding tenders for the supply of alcohol glasses and gardening tools for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) which came to the fore recently.
CoD Secretary-General (SG) Tsudao Gurirab said in a media statement availed to Nampa here on Friday that recent shocking reports in the media about what appears to be systemic corruption by a cabal of senior Ministry of Defence officials has the ring of a gravy train on steroids.
Gurirab was referring to recent revelations of undeserving exemptions granted to the MoD to purchase champagne glasses, gardening equipment as well as the lottery of granting multi-year catering tenders.
He said in all these instances, the reasons why exemptions were granted are highly suspect and as clear as mud.
The CoD SG said it would appear as if the Ministry of Finance officials who approved these exemptions, either did not apply their mind or, worst still, may be complicit in this scheme.