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.