To: All Media, Editors, Journalists
For Immediate Release
Date: 29 July 2019
The Mvula Trust has noted with concern the desperate journalism demonstrating itself through the article published in the City Press newspaper dated 28 July 2019, page 13 titled Pit toilet tender ‘graft’.
The journalist seems to be hellbent and obsessed with tarnishing the reputation of The Mvula Trust through out of context and unfounded allegations.
The insinuation that The Mvula Trust, as an implementing agency, has an unfair advantage against other role-players is a clear indication that some journalists lack knowledge of government regulations. Government has strict supply chain management processes that all service providers are subjected to and The Mvula Trust is not an exception in this regard.
The suggestion that our Chief Executive Officer visited Minister Motshekga at her private residence are, certainly, baseless, unsubstantiated and we view this matter as nothing but desperate efforts to distract those who have been appointed by the Department of Basic Education on the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) programme through peddling of rumours and fabrication.
Our performance record in the implementation of water and sanitation projects in schools in the rural provinces of our country is outstanding. We are more than willing to take journalists on a tour so that they can write on the success stories and progress made in this regard.
Issued by The Mvula Trust
Enquiries: Mashao Mohale
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