Africa

UK firm accused of Lesotho bribes

Martin Plaut, BBC News
December 11, 2006

British company accused of bribing officials connected to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project as part of a consortium led by convicted German company, Lahmeyer.

A British company has been accused of bribing two senior Lesotho officials linked to southern Africa’s multi-billion dollar Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP).

Two senior officials, Reatile Mochebelele and Letlafuoa Molapo, are accused of receiving payments, reports BBC News. One of the payments included $147,000 paid by UK engineering firm Mott MacDonald.

This is the first time a British company has been accused of bribing officials connected to  the scheme.

Full Story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6169543.stm [PDFver here]

Categories: Africa, Lesotho, Odious Debts

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