ACB stops MAREP 9 contract

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has issued a restriction notice to the Ministry of Energy on a contract to supply MAREP Phase 9 materials under contract.

ACB Principal Public Relations Officer Egritta Ndala said in a statement on Thursday, the restriction notice “follows complaints received by the Bureau alleging irregularities and suspected corruption surrounding the procurement process of the materials under MAREP phase 9."

Ndala said the ACB has since instituted an investigation into the matter.

“Following the restriction notice, the Ministry of Energy is therefore restricted from proceeding with the award of the contract until the ACB has concluded the investigation or lifted the restriction notice,” she added.

ACB is drawing powers from Section 23(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act to issue the notice