Rwanda sus­pends 200 firms from do­ing busi­ness with Govt

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KIGALI - At least 197 Rwan­dan com­pa­nies were re­cently sus­pended from do­ing busi­ness with the Rwan­dan gov­ern­ment over breach of con­tracts and fal­si­fi­ca­tion dur­ing the bid­ding process of gov­ern­ment ten­ders, Rwanda Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Au­thor­ity (RPPA) said on Mon­day.

These com­pa­nies will no longer be el­i­gi­ble to do busi­ness with the gov­ern­ment dur­ing the pe­riod of sus­pen­sion rang­ing be­tween six months to five years, Au­gus­tus Sem­inega, di­rec­tor gen­eral of the pro­cure­ment agency told the state ra­dio, Ra­dio Rwanda.

All procur­ing en­ti­ties will not award con­tracts to the sus­pended com­pa­nies, in­vite bids from them or en­ter into any busi­ness with them dur­ing their sus­pen­sion, he said.

The black­listed com­pa­nies, which can chal­lenge the de­ci­sion in courts, will be posted on the por­tal of the agency, he added.

A re­port from the Of­fice of the Au­di­tor Gen­eral of Rwanda on gov­ern­ment ex­pen­di­ture dur­ing the 2016/2017 fis­cal year shows that con­trac­tors had de­layed or aban­doned a to­tal of 109 projects worth over US$235 mil­lion.

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