PANAJI: First step of Commission Free Governance has started from Benaulim Constituency, which will continue in Velim Constituency and will continue in all remaining Constituency all over Goa,” said Venzy Viegas, AAP MLA from Benaulim Constituency.
He is the first MLA who has highlighted this issue of Commission, bringing forth many questions to be answered right from Contractors, Departments, Ministers and MLAs.
“In departments like PWD, WRD and so on, how many Goan Contractors are there presently? How many were there around 15 years back? Why are our Goan engineers not taking these tenders anymore?” When all these questions arose, we interacted with many youths who are engineers by profession and were taking these contracts before but are not taking presently,” he said.
Venzy said they realized that Commission is one prime factor that’s holding them back giving chance to others, leading to inferior Development.
“Government and Development is a continuous process. It passes from one to the other. Thus it’s the responsibility of a panch member or an MLA that they shall execute the passed on or sanctioned development works during the tenure with Zero Corruption and Commission,” he said.
He said some days back, they have started hot mixing of roads in Benaulim.
“Power to the people is what we believe. Our people are monitoring the development work. There is no more political intervention. This decision is welcomed by all Benaulim people and, in the same way, will be welcomed and acted upon by the people of Goa. AAP believes in the model of Commission Free Governance,” said Venzy.
While briefing the press with Benaulim AAP MLA Venzy Viegas, AAP MLA from Velim, Engg Cruz Silva said, “Today we know that many development works is pending even after the work is being tendered. Contractors are saying we do not have money; we have paid Commission,” teh MLAs said.
They said this has been happening from the time before, and because of this, we see inferior work on roads and other development activities.
“Thus, we in both Constituencies of Benaulim and Velim are taking this step of Commission Free Governance so that this concept of Commission is closed forever and quality with time-bound work can be delivered to taxpayers. Here, people will benefit, but Government will also benefit financially,” he said.