Gasabo district Executive Secretary has been arrested for illegally awarding a tender and abusing the required procurement procedures.
According to Rwanda Investigation Bureau, Ingabire Augustin has been detained as further investigations take effect.
Ingabire is alleged to have awarded a tender worth Rwf19,824,000 to a bidder without going through the tendering process.
The law requires that any procurement above value of Rwf 1 million should be conducted through public competitive bidding but Ingabire decided to award this deal to one bidder without any competition from other bidders.
If found guilty, Ingabire risks either or both imprisonment between six months to two years and a cash fine worth Rwf 1million to Rwf5million.