ZANU PF To Take Part In Government Procurement Processes To Empower Its Own People – Patrick Chinamasa Says
22 September 2020

Paul Nyathi

ZANU PF Acting Spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa says that the ruling party is working on modalities that will see it directly involved in the goverment procurement processes specifically to see who gets government tenders and why.

Speaking to journalists in Harare on Monday, Chinamasa said they want to be involved in the process in order to “empower our people” through the lucrative government tenders.

“We are going to unpack this 19-page document and we are going to liaise with the Chief Secretary (in the Office of the President and Cabinet) which ministry should do what, in which sector,” he said.

“If we are talking about mines, we will set out what empowerment tools must be implemented in the mining sector. A very key issue, we want to know the procurement bill of government, government as you know is the biggest procurer when you consider and compare its services to the cooperate sector.

“Now we want to know who is supplying what to government and come up with policies that empower locals so that they must be able to be empowered by their own government through supplying procurement contracts.

“Where possible, we want to know who is supplying to government and build on that to empower our people in an honest and transparent manner.

“If we develop a process to empower our people through government, it has to be on the basis that is transparent, it’s competitive in terms of price and it’s competitive in terms of quality.”