Rwanda National Police is holding former CEO of WASAC, James Sano for allegedly illegally awarding of a public tender and misuse of property of public interest. He is was arrested on Saturday September 2, 2017 together with Emmanuel Kamanzi, the managing Director of EDCL, the electricity utility.
Police Spokesperson ACP Theos Badege told Taarifa this morning that, investigation reveals that he illegally awarded a single source tender worth Rwf61m to Cerrium advisory Ltd, a local contractor.
“The bid was aimed to prepare and conduct exams for new employees,” Badege said in a statement. “He also illegally awarded a bid for constructing a pumping water station in Kayenzi-Kamonyi worth Rwf371m without a bill of quantity.”
Emmanuel Kamanzi, on the other side, was arrested over alleged illegal award of public tender, embezzlement and misuse of property of public interest. “He awarded a tender of 10 defective transformers and 400 electric poles worth $45,000 and $280,000 respectively,” Badege told Taarifa.
He said that the law enforcement action is in line with zero tolerance to corruption and public funds embezzlement which is counterproductive to national development and social welfare.
“Investigation continues to identify any other accomplices and complete a case file to be submitted for prosecution,” he said.