Prosecution to investigate parliamentary renovation

KIGALI - The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) will investigate the alleged irregularities cited during the renovation of the Parliamentary Buildings.
Parliament Buildings. Prosecution is closely following the probe of the renovation works (File Photo)
Parliament Buildings. Prosecution is closely following the probe of the renovation works (File Photo)

KIGALI - The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) will investigate the alleged irregularities cited during the renovation of the Parliamentary Buildings.

In an interview with The New Times, the Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga, said that once they get the report, they will take action.

“As soon as soon as Parliament gives us the report, we shall definitely pursue the matter accordingly,” Ngoga said, adding that his office was keenly following the developments concerning the matter

Parliament, last week, called for an audit following a special committee report that indicated a number of irregularities in the renovation process.

The rehabilitation of the Parliamentary building was funded by the EU and lasted for 35 months, instead of the 15 months stipulated in the contract.

The delays led to an increase in the cost of the project, and the work done, according to the parliamentary special committee, was substandard.

Some parliamentarians blamed the ministries of Infrastructure and Finance, for not supervising the project.
When contacted, Vincent Karega, the Minister of Infrastructure, declined to give details saying that it is not the right time to respond to the report through the media.

“Parliament has done its part; their resolutions are still in process. I would not like to comment on it especially in the media. Let us wait for the time when I will be called to explain,” Karega said.

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