Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited and its affiliates will not be able to participate in African Development Bank (AfDB) funded projects for 36 months due fraudulent practices effective 24th August 2020.
The Abidjan-based lender says its investigations have revealed that Global Interjapan engaged in fraudulent practices during a tender for the bank-financed Small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project in Kenya.
“The debarment renders Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited and its affiliates ineligible to participate in Bank Group-financed projects during the debarment period,” read a statement issued by AfDB.
The debarment also means the Kenyan registered civil engineering firm is likely to be excluded in tenders floated by multilateral development banks including the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank Group under the Agreement for Mutual Enforcement of Debarment Decisions.
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“At the expiry of the debarment period, Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited will only be eligible to participate in Bank Group-financed projects on condition that it implements an integrity compliance program consistent with the Bank’s guidelines.”
The Small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project aimed at reducing poverty by enhancing agricultural productivity, income and food security among the residents of 11 counties in Kenya, and was co-financed by the African Development Bank, a constituent entity of the African Development Bank Group.
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