CTICC probe costs not transparent - ANC
The ANC says the public needs to know how much the probe into the CTICC tender is costing them.
CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape said on Wednesday people need to know how much the delay in the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)'s expansion project is costing the city.
In 2012, the Public Protector's office told the city to investigate the tender after receiving complaints from unsuccessful bidders that the firms that won the tender should have been disqualified because their members were, among other things, involved with the bid specification committee.
After the investigation a damning forensic report last week found irregularities in the way the design tender for the project was awarded.
Expansion plans were put on hold because of the probe.
The ANC's Xolani Sotashe said, "I'm going to speak to the leader of the opposition to start approaching the city manager's office."
Construction on the project, which would see the CTICC doubling in capacity, was supposed to start sometime this year.