ICPAR should play its role!

Editor I read in your publication (issue no 2013) the concerns of a client of Deloitte & Touché Rwanda (John Smith); I would like to shed some light in this matter. I am a Rwandan in the Diaspora and an ex-employee of DTT (International) having worked with the firm for over 10 years. I wish to confirm that DTT does not have an office in Rwanda. Concerns raised in that letter are very pertinent; it’s extremely shocking to note that the ICPAR has not done anything to put to a stop to Deloitte & Touché Rwanda activities. 

Editor

I read in your publication (issue no 2013) the concerns of a client of Deloitte & Touché Rwanda (John Smith); I would like to shed some light in this matter. I am a Rwandan in the Diaspora and an ex-employee of DTT (International) having worked with the firm for over 10 years.

I wish to confirm that DTT does not have an office in Rwanda. Concerns raised in that letter are very pertinent; it’s extremely shocking to note that the ICPAR has not done anything to put to a stop to Deloitte & Touché Rwanda activities. 

I guess that some people in Europe still believe that Africa can still be used as a dumping place! It is these people who have paired with African business men to dupe the unregulated economies of Africa.

Ask yourself why GPO Partners (cover name of Deloitte & Touché Rwanda) only operates in the Great Lakes Region?

Back in 2006 due to various complaints from DTT clients in Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo, the DTT head-office intervened and cautioned these businessmen to stop miss-representing themselves to the market, pretending to be a DTT member firm. ICPAR, as the audit regulators, should know better.

The DTT head office may have been less bothered with what is happening in some obscure African country but before registering Deloitte Rwanda, did ICPAR bother to look at their agreement with DTT to assess the agreement conditions? 

Chris Manzi
Ex-staff member of DTT

chrismanzi.manzi@gmail.com

 

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