” the Lusaka-Ndola Dual Carriage was a Private Public Partnership (PPP) Project which was later irregularly changed to a financing project and a contract awarded to Engineering, Procurement and Construction”
SThe Office of the Public Protector (OPP) has established a prima facie case of Maladministration against the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development, concerning the 1.2 billion dollars Lusaka-Ndola Dual carriage way contract.
OPP Public Relations officer Chileshe Mwansa says after making inquiries, the institution has established that originally the construction of the Lusaka-Ndola Dual Carriage was a Private Public Partnership (PPP) Project which was later changed to a financing project and a contract awarded to Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC).
She says, however, OPP in its inquiry has established that the procurement procedure to give an opportunity to Companies that had bidded for the project when it was initially a Private Public Partnership was not done after the change of project Contract to Engineering Procurement Construction.
Mrs. Mwansa further says her institution has instituted an investigation into the case in order to establish what transpired.