COCA Detects Violations At ERDB [Archives:2000/35/Local News]
The Central Organization for Control & Audit (COCA) has lodged a memorandum with the Minister of Agriculture & Irrigation reporting results of its inspection and auditing in the tenders which are being executed by the Eastern Region Development Board in Marib Province. The memo disclosed a number of breaches in form of seizure of funds in different fields.
Citing examples of such breaches, the memo claimed that the ERDB signed a IL112,455,822 (Italian Lire) worth contract of supply with the Beihan Trading Company on 24th November, 1994; but the recipient committee showed short-receipt of supplies. Another similar contract was signed with the local representative of Messers J. Tomix on 12th November, 1995; but the recipient committee showed short-receipt of supplies.
Another examples showed that the Board paid cost of machines and equipment in excess to the allocated amount and on one occasion it approved bids with prices different from those sanctioned by the Higher Tender Board.