As district officials from across the country continue to be summoned before the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to respond to audit queries raised in the 2014/2015 Auditor General (AG) report, Ngororero district leaders have today irked MPs when they gave indistinct explanations.
The delegation of Ngororero district led by mayor, Ndayambaje Godefroid has responded to the call of PAC today to explain the existence of gaps and mismanagement of public resources, stalled road construction project and working without Internal Auditor.
The officials have however failed to satisfactorily explain why they have failed mend cassava processing machines and other neglected properties.
The mayor has told MPs that the gaps cited resulted from poor preparation of the tender documents for procuring cassava processing machines.
Based on such explanations, MPs noted that the district neglected their responsibilities as they ignored following up the details in the tendering process, noting that the firm/individual who prepared the tender document should be disqualified and charged for the mistakes.
“You allowed a non-experienced person to prepare the tender document. You most likely gave the task to a person that browsed the internet and downloaded a fake document and access information on what he/she was not familiar with,” said one MP.
The mistakes made in the tender document forced the district to reject other machines brought by Global Service Enterprise Company. Ngororero district had to pay the supplier Rwf 49 million and Rwf 24 of guarantee.
Parliamentarians have also raised questions on why the feasibility study of Gatumba – Ndaro – Ntyazo was poorly done as reported by the Auditor General.
The road was supposed to be completed by September, 2015 but remains incomplete up to date.
Ngororero district emerged 14th in 2015/2016 performance contracts.