(November 6, 2008) British police will not investigate a construction company accused of corruption in Lesotho, they have said.British firm Mott Macdonald were implicated in an audit of a dam project in the southern African kingdom.
(August 7, 2007) Lesotho’s action against international corruption in one of Africa’s largest engineering schemes holds little weight on the steep, bare mountain sides above the Katse dam and reservoir. Here, anger against the government is easy to find.
(April 11, 2007) There is a wall of silence that is very difficult to penetrate. Everyone who is in a position to talk cannot do so because someone else in turn has something on him," said prosecutor Guido Penzhorn.
(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.
(November 8, 2006) But some say the sanction is too late in coming.
(November 7, 2006) The World Bank has suspended contracts to the German engineering firm, Lahmeyer International, after finding the company guilty of paying bribes in the multi-billion dollar Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP).
(September 4, 2006) Impregilo, the last remaining company to be charged in the landmark Lesotho corruption trials and one of the world’s largest construction companies, was charged on Sept. 4 with five counts of bribery involving millions of rands in connection with the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
(April 14, 2006) Italy’s biggest construction company Impregilo has lost an appeal to challenge the right of the high court in Lesotho to try it for bribing officials to win a major dam contract there.
(April 8, 2006) Will it touch the roots?
(March 26, 2006) Michiel du Plooy must be a nervous man. The Free State businessman is expected to be a key witness in the next corruption case to be launched by the Lesotho prosecuting authority.
(February 12, 2006) The former top Lesotho official on the Highlands Water Commission, now an influential adviser on water matters with The New Partnership for Africa’s Development, has been charged with bribery involving over R1-million.
(October 3, 2005) Corruption remains a formidable barrier to development, the recently appointed World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said in his first address to the annual World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington.
(September 19, 2005) Lesotho and South Africa will sign an agreement for the feasibility study of the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project at the Mohale Dam this week.
(August 3, 2005) The acquisition of Acres International by Hatch has entered a further phase with the announcement this week of a change of name. From now on Acres International will be known as Hatch-Acres.
(July 29, 2005) As of August 1, 2005 energy consulting firm Acres Incorporated and most of its operating subsidiaries will be known as Hatch Acres. The new name reflects the fact that Acres is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hatch with access to its systems and services.