(From Mmegi / The Reporter (Botswana) - AAGM)
Byline: Chandapiwa Baputaki
Corruption in the government tendering system inflates the cost of projects, distorts allocation of resources and undermines competition, the director of Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) Tymon Katlholo has said. He told a four-day international conference on graft in Gaborone that this is especially true when government officials are bribed to award tenders to foreign companies.
He said that there is no scarcity of scandals that illustrate the depth and pervasiveness of corruption, bribes to high level officials for major export contracts in many countries, …