Why do our local councils need to sub-contract out works?
Posted on May 18th, 2009 by Lilian • Filed under: politics
Long time ago, I remember JKR used to take care of the roads. Not too long ago, I was horrified to see that the MPPP in Youth Park actually get their plants from a Chinese nursery in Farlim because the lorry was unloading the plants.
Now, why do they need to sub-contract out all these works? Is it more cost effective? Can’t they hire some cheap labourers and manage some of the works themselves? Like planting flowers, sweeping the roads, repairing the works and etc? These are daily things that need to be attended to. Many of our people cannot find jobs. What’s wrong with giving some of them a job? Why need to tender, let private companies who hire foreign workers to do it?
I blogged about the road condition along Scotland Road outside Union Girls’ School on May 7th. I read that the MPPP approved a tender to repair the road on May 8th. Hmmm…..*scratch non-existence beard on chin* I wonder if it is just a co-incident or they got bambu after the femes 5xmom ranted about it? Cos I know my video was forwarded to the MPPP chief….
According to The Star, the tender closed on March 23rd but they have to wait for so long to award the tender. Come on lah, the road condition was and is still very, very bad. Where is the sense of urgency, huh?
Here’s a video I shot just now. I have recently added a 15 secs intro to my videos. Ahem….like very pro like dat hor? Got the idea from Jimmy.
Sometimes I wonder…..is the MPPP really under the State Government or are they a unit on their own? How come CM Lim Guan Eng preached about efficiency but MPPP seems like tortoise and a mule put together? No wonder they say MPPP is worse than MPSP.