Thursday, July 18, 2024

DCEC concludes investigations on P80 million water affairs graft scandal

The Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime is this week expected to register a case of corruption involving the P80 million Department of Water Affairs project which was to supply 51 villages in central and northeast districts with water.

The DCEC has been investigating the case since 2004 and has already passed the docket to the Department of Public Prosecution to formulate charges.
A number of government officials and private contractors are understood to be implicated in the alleged corruption scandal.

The government officials are understood to have received bribes from private contractors in return for favours in the award of the P80 million tenders.
Director of Water Affairs, Vincent Bagopi told Sunday Standard that, “as far as I am aware my department has handed over the case to relevant authorities in the Ministry of Local Government.

Said DCEC Public Relations Officer, Lentswe Motshoganetsi, “DCEC has been investigating the case and has referred it to the Department of Public Prosecutions.”

Motshoganetsi, however, would not discuss details.

He said he is not in a position to discuss the circumstances surrounding the matter and directed any questions to the DPP.


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