Malawi Govt Corruptly Awards $ 14mn Tender To Singaporean Company: Nyasatimes Reports
As a toxic mix of corruption in the civil service and dodgy tenders takes its toll on Malawi, government continues to award restricted private tender with no Office of Director of Public Procurement and internal procurement committee approval, the latest scandal being the $14 million deal sealed on Wednesday afternoon at Ministry of Finance in controversial circumstances.
Officials at Ministry of Finance told Nyasa Times that a deal has gone through – after money exchanged hands with top government officials – to a Singaporean company of an Asian origin born in Malawi.
The owner of the company jetted into Malawi Wednesday to deal the deal after sweetening the top government officials and the deal has not gone through without any sort of evaluation.
The company which has been awarded the contract is called LE Mans International based in Singapore with headquartes in Mauritius , sources indicated.
The address of the company is listed as: 6 floor highcross building Bayfront Avenue, #B3-314/33@8B2-36/3GCrystal Pavilion North, Singapore 018972, Marina Singapore
Chief operations officer for Le Mans International Miss Zoe Ikghyanivich confirmed the supply and an agreement of receipt of contract.
This comes at a time when there complains of various financial misdeeds at Treasury and the Accountant General.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has been accused of inaction to bring graft cases to the very end to uproot the vice in the civil service.