Report on tenders probe ready

KIGALI - A report on alleged illegal tendering in twelve government institutions is ready and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will forward it to prosecution before Friday. A source from the police told The New Times on Monday that “police had got useful information during the investigations.”
COMPILED REPORT: Chief of CID, Asst .Commissioner of Police Christopher Bizimungu
COMPILED REPORT: Chief of CID, Asst .Commissioner of Police Christopher Bizimungu

KIGALI - A report on alleged illegal tendering in twelve government institutions is ready and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will forward it to prosecution before Friday.

A source from the police told The New Times on Monday that “police had got useful information during the investigations.”

“It’s ready but you need to be patient,” the source said.  
Twelve government institutions are being investigated to establish whether they released millions of francs in illegal tendering.

The contentious issue mainly rotates around some government institutions who are hoodwinked by suppliers who demand an increase on the originally agreed quotes citing changes in market prices.

Contrary to what the law states, some government institutions have been bowing to this pressure from suppliers and make adjustments, in some cases up to double the original price.

The law states that a tender cannot increase beyond 20 percent without strict justifications.

Tenders in ministries have raised many questions in the past with persistent reports that the process is always marred by lack of transparency and fair competition to potential contractors.

Controversial tenders have so far landed many government officials in jail.

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