Integrity in Development Projects: African Development Bank Debars Robert Akika Ngong

The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption of the Bank found Ngong to have engaged in a fraudulent practice in the context of a consultancy engagement with the institution

15/05/2018
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The African Development Bank Group on 15 May 2018, announced the debarment of Robert Akika Ngong for a minimum period of 36 months. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that  Ngong engaged in a fraudulent practice in the context of his recruitment as a consultant to the institution’s Statistics Department:  Ngong misrepresented his contribution to the design of a project in order to avoid disqualification in the implementation of the same project. The debarment renders the consultant ineligible to participate in Bank-financed projects or to work as a consultant to the institution during the debarment period. The debarment qualifies for cross-debarment by other multilateral development banks under the Agreement for Mutual Recognition of Debarment Decisions, including the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank Group.

About the Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption

The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption of the African Development Bank Group is responsible for preventing, deterring and investigating allegations of corruption, fraud and other sanctionable practices in Bank Group-financed operations.

For more information visit https://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/organisational-structure/integrity-and-anti-corruption/

The investigation by the Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption of the African Development Bank was conducted by Justin Maenje and James Chagona.

African Development Bank staff and the general public can use secured hotlines to report sanctionable practices within the Bank or operations financed by the Bank Group to the Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption.

Secured telephone: +1 (770) 776-5658 
Secured email server: investigations@iacd-afdb.org

Mail correspondence should be marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and sent to:
African Development Bank Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption

Immeuble  du Centre de commerce International d’Abidjan CCIA

Avenue Jean-Paul II

01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01, Côte d'Ivoire

Technical Contact:
Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption:
Chimene Clarisse Comoe
Tel: +225 20 26 5932
Email: c.comoe@afdb.org


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