ACB gives a Mota- Engil K48 billion Marka Bangula bid a go ahead

By Staff Reporter

The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has given the Ministry of Transport a “No objection” to go ahead using single sourcing method to engage Motor Engil Africa to design, upgrade and rehabilitate railway section between Marka and Bangula at a sum of 48 billion kwacha.

A letter of approval signed by the Bureau’s Senior Corruption Prevention Officer, George Makande, says the approval follows vetting of the the Ministry’s request to use single source procurement method.

The country’s graft busting body however says it would investigate the matter in the event that it comes across evidence or information pointing to breach of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets, the Corrupt Practices Act or any other law.

The ACB approval comes amid calls from concerned tenderers in the country to investigate the process which was followed to declare Mota- Engil Africa as a successful bidder, claiming the “No objection” was corruptly obtained.