Flagged nuclear documents fuel public perception of dodgy deals, says expert

Energy expert Chris Yelland says the latest documents linked to the nuclear industry are deepening public suspicion about dubious dealings in the procurement process.

The auditor-general (AG) apparently found key nuclear-related contracts entered into by the Department of Energy are irregular and unauthorised, according to the DA,

The DA says it's in possession of extracts of a report that shows the AG flagged discrepancies pertaining to nuclear contracts.

Yelland says that procurement of management systems linked to the nuclear deal already appear to be over the expected of R98 million for consulting services.

Read: DA says the first phase of nuclear deal has been found to be corrupt by AG

He says these discrepancies have immense harm on the reputation of Eskom, government and the energy industry.

The nuclear industry and the whole procurement process is shrouded in controversy, right from the beginning.

Chris Yelland, energy expert and MD at EE Publishers

This plays into public perception that there is something deeply untoward.

Chris Yelland, energy expert and MD at EE Publishers

The nuclear industry does itself no favours with this kind of controversy.

Chris Yelland, energy expert and MD at EE Publishers

This does immense damage to the reputation of Eskom, not only in the public minds but also to ratings agencies and people who regard this as very bad governance.

Chris Yelland, energy expert and MD at EE Publishers

It's a sign of lack of governance, conflict of interest and nepotism.

Chris Yelland, energy expert and MD at EE Publishers

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