Guvamatanga cancels tender to supply computers to the Parliament for US$9K each

The Secretary for Finance and Economic Development, George Guvamatanga has cancelled the tender awarded to two local companies to supply laptops and desktop computers to the Zimbabwean Parliament.

In a statement, Guvamatanga said the tender was cancelled after the Ministry of Finance discovered that the prices of laptops and desktop computers were grossly inflated.

Blinart Investments P/L won the tender to supply the Zimbabwean Parliament with 173 laptop computers for a total of US$1,602,755.77, or approximately R28,232,078.09.

Another company, Mid-End Computers and Hardware won a tender to supply Parliament with 79 desktop computers and charged more than US$3 000 for a single desktop.

There was also massive outrage pn social media when people realised one laptop was going for more than US$9 200 (roughly R160 000) for a single laptop.

Below is the full statement