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African Development Bank debars On-Track Technical Services Limited for 18 months for fraudulent practices

26-Sep-2019

The African Development Bank Group on 26 September 2019 announced the debarment of On-Track Technical Services Limited, a Uganda-registered engineering company, for 18 months after it found the company to be engaged in fraudulent practices.

An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that On-Track Technical Services Limited engaged in fraudulent practices while bidding under the Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project. While participating in a tender for a contract for the design, supply and installation of medium voltage networks and last-mile consumer connections, the company misrepresented its experience in conducting similar contracts.

The debarment renders On-Track Technical Services Limited ineligible to participate in Bank-financed projects during the debarment period. The debarment qualifies for cross-debarment under the Agreement for Mutual Recognition of Debarment Decisions by other multilateral development banks, including the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank Group.

The Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project is financed under the African Development Fund, an entity of the African Development 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 Mr. Johann Benohr.

 

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.

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: Ms. Chimene Clarisse Comoe, Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption, African Development Bank.

Contact: 

Kwasi Kpodo, Communication and External Relations Department, African Development Bank.
 

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