The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority-PPDA, has halted the procurement of a contractor for the construction of a new chamber at parliament.
According to sources, the process was halted after a whistle blower petitioned the Inspector General of Government, Justice Irene Mulyangonja citing violation of a number of procurement procedures during the evaluation of interested bidders.
Munira Ali, the spokesperson of the Inspectorate of Government, says the IGG received a complaint on the procurement process and forwarded it to PPDA for investigations since it wasn’t outright fraud.
Athman Ssegawa, the Director Legal and Investigations at PPDA, says the procurement process was halted to pave way for investigations.
The proposed construction of the new chambers, which is estimated to cost Shillings 270 billion, is meant to address the problem of office space at parliament.
The new chambers will be comprised of a hall of honor, office space, a state of the art conference hall for the press and library amongst others.