Gauteng Health MEC admits to challenges in procurement process

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JOHANNESBURG - Acting Gauteng Health MEC Jacob Mamabolo admits there are challenges in the procurement process at the provincial health department.

"One of the difficulties we have in the department of health is really clean governance, clean administration and running the department in a manner that is consistent with good governance and where the law is required.

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"It can't be acceptable that instead of going into proper procurement and processes, the department just keeps on extending contracts," he said.

Mambolo is acting in the role since Bandile Masuku’s suspension.

This follows claims he influenced the awarding of a multi-million rand PPE tender.