South African lawmakers plan to probe the nation’s emergency energy procurement programme, the majority of which was received by Turkey’s Karpowership.
A programme and phrases of reference will likely be drawn up by the Mineral Assets and Power Portfolio Committee, its chairman, Zet Luzipo, a lawmaker for the ruling African Nationwide Congress, stated on Tuesday.
Gwede Mantashe, the power minister, would be the first to testify and DNG Power, a shedding bidder that has filed a lawsuit alleging corruption within the course of, can even be invited to talk, he stated.
The tender goals to offer South Afirca with about 2 000 megawatts of energy by August subsequent 12 months and is but to be finalised because the date for so-called monetary shut has been prolonged by two months till the top of September.
The appointment of Karpowership, which produces energy from gas-fired vegetation mounted on ships, as a most popular bidder has been challenged by DNG and environmentalists.
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