The African Development Bank Group has explained that it banned Global Interjapan Limited of Kenya due to fraudulent practices.
A statement from the Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption of AfDB disclosed the 36-month ban took effect from August 24, 2020.
The statement read in part, “An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that Global Interjapan (Kenya) Limited 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 and its affiliates ineligible to participate in bank group-financed projects during the debarment period.”
It added that the debarment qualifies for cross-debarment by other multilateral development banks under the Agreement for Mutual Enforcement of Debarment Decisions, including the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank Group.
At the expiry of the debarment period, Global Interjapan will only be eligible to participate in bank group-financed projects on the condition that it would implement an integrity compliance programme consistent with the bank’s guidelines.