Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waste of public money by Seychelles Legislature

Pricey mobiles for National Assembly

The National Assembly is going to spend SCR358 212 (roughly USD28 880) on procuring forty smartphones. This was revealed by the National Tender Board yesterday, when it released a lis...t of recently-awarded contracts. In this case, the lucrative deal was landed by a company called Satellite Electronics. It means that government will be paying just over SCR8 955, or USD722, per handset, pricing them in the high-end range of the market. While the advert does not reveal what kind of maintenance deal, if any, is included in the contract, the price per handset is substantially higher than what the current flagship mobiles from Samsung (the S5) or the Blackberry (the Q10) retail for.

Source: Today