Illegalities at ZESCO- Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba


By Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba

Illegalities at ZESCO

ZESCO advertised and processed a tender in March and proceeded to evaluate the best bidders.

However, the Managing Director allegedly cancelled a legitimately issued tender and ordered its readvertisment. New prefered companies were added.

A new tender award has since been issued.

I wonder how much interest the Zambia Public Procurement Authority is taking in these irregularitues and illegalities in public entities like ZESCO.

State-owned enterprises, like Ministries, Provinces and other State Agencies are mandated to follow public procurement processes as provided by the Public Procurement Act of 2020.

The ZPPA has established a transparent and e-platform but ZESCO has not joined the platform.

e-GP Platform is a web-based, collaborative system to facilitate the full lifecycle of a tendering process, for both buyers and suppliers.

It offers a secure, interactive, dynamic environment for procurements of any nature, complexity or value, enforcing (where appropriate) and encouraging recognised best practices.’


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