TRANSPORT: City's Findings On The IRT Project
Recent Western Cape Business News
The City of Cape Town's forensic investigation found that there is no evidence of fraudulent activities, but has found that there is enough evidence to warrant that the City commence a disciplinary process against a staff member. The process will be driven by an external facilitator. The City will announce the outcome of the process when it has been completed.
The first phase of the forensic investigation into the City of Cape Town’s Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) project has been completed. City Manager Achmat Ebrahim instituted the investigation on 06 August 2009. The investigation’s terms of reference encompassed the reasons for the cost escalation, the underestimates, the process, expenditure and who was responsible for certain decisions.
The implementation of the IRT project is currently one of the biggest infrastructure development projects ever undertaken in the city. The importance, cost and scope of this project make it imperative that the City ensures that all processes have been correctly followed.
In the current constrained economic climate, the City must be financially prudent and match its expenditure and implementation of the IRT project to available funding for the roll-out of the project. It must, at the same time, meet Council’s immediate commitments to provide a transport service for the World Cup next year.
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