Assurance by President Cyril Ramaphosa that anti-corruption measures can be set as much as take care of criminals eyeing the Covid-19 funds is what satisfied the Worldwide Financial Fund to offer SA a R70-billion ($four.three.billion) Covid-19 emergency help mortgage.
Responding to SowetanLIVE queries, Montfort Mlachila, the IMF senior resident consultant in SA, stated that the lender had not “taken its eye off the ball of our governance and anti-corruption work” by approving the mortgage.
The mortgage, nonetheless, has sparked a public outcry that authorities leaders would misuse the funds, one thing that the IMF has famous.
“There’ll seemingly be elevated temptation for corrupt actions and price-gouging,” Mlachila stated.
“We assist president Ramaphosa’s current announcement to accentuate anti-corruption actions. The federal government has put in place preventive measures to make sure that the procurement of provides and providers is clear, aggressive and cost-effective.