PM, please investigate how previous govt operated - Unions
...The unions want the Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini’s government to get to the bottom of how Peacock Transport got to be paid
Following a story that was broken by our sister publication, the Swazi Observer, revealing how three children of deceased former Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini received up to E8million through their company, Peacock Transport PTY) LTD, subcontracting under Kukhanya Civil Contractors in 2014.
Local labour unions have called the current government to investigate how the previous government conducted its operations.
The unions want the Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini’s government to get to the bottom of how Peacock Transport got to be paid when other companies that were also involved in the same project were never paid, resulting in the construction of the road being halted.
Aubrey Sibiya of the National Public Services and Allied Workers Union said he was currently out of the country and had not read the story.
He, however, still had something to say on the matter.
“It could be shocking news if that is the case. We have said it before that the past government led the economy of the country to doldrums. Take for instance, the land issue of the late PM. Looting was high during the era of the late PM.
“How can you involve your children in government tenders? We’re also not sure if there was any fairness when Peacock was awarded the tender,” he said.
Sibiya said the country’s money was looted by the people in the echelons of power in the previous government. He, however, did not mention any names.
“We’re asking the new parliament, headed by Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini, to investigate the rot that occurred in the past government. Seriously, some people have to be held accountable,” he said.
Bheki Mamba, the President of Democratic Nurses Union, shared the same sentiments.
“That tender of Nhlangano- Sicunusa Road was marred by controversy. We know that money was released and approved for the project. Unfortunately, we don’t know where that money was utilised. It’s a pity that the road is still incomplete and now posing a serious danger to motorists,” he said.