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U-turn on Brompton foldable bikes shows need for citizens to keep govt accountable

U-turn on Brompton foldable bikes shows need for citizens to keep govt accountable

U-turn on Brompton foldable bikes shows need for citizens to keep govt accountable July 25, 2012 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics Written by Ng E-Jay 25 July 2012 Shortly after it was first disclosed that NParks had procured 26 Brompton foldable bicycles for a hefty sum of S$2,200 per bike, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan publicly defended the purchase. In his blog entry “Value for Money ” dated 04 July 2012, Mr Khaw said that he had queried NParks on the purchase, and he was “satisfied ” with their explanation. “It looks like NParks has bought the right equipment, ” added Mr Khaw. In their reply, NParks had convinced Mr Khaw that the bikes were a simple and effective way to raise staff productivity as it enables the officer to cover more ground and do more inspections within the same time. In addition, NParks claimed that at the close of the ...

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