The Road Development Agency (RDA) has with immediate effect terminated the pedicle road contract that was signed between RDA and Fratelli Locci on August,5, 2011, at a tender sum of K313 Billion.
Speaking at a media briefing this morning, RDA Acting Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bernard Chiwala, disclosed that the contract was terminated after a review of the procurement processes in awarding the contract showed that the procurement procedures were flouted.
Mr Chiwala said RDA has since taken steps to ensure that a new contractor is appointed with minimum delay and works on the pedicle road are expeditiously carried out as planned.
He said on August 14th this year, RDA formed an integrity committee meant to foster integrity and honesty in procuring contracts, encourage transparency, and promote proficiency.
Mr Chiwala said the committee will continue to investigate and analyze the procurement processes undertaken in several other contracts to ensure transparency in public contract procurement and management.