Neither Sata nor Masebo has authority to cancel a tender Process -ZPPA

TOURISM and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo
Sylvia Masebo

Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) Director Inspections and Standards Gloria Ngoma has today told the Sylvia Masebo tribunal that neither the President nor the Minister has authority to cancel a tender Process.

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Mrs Ngoma who was summoned to appear before the tribunal to clarify issues on the tendering process submitted that under the ZPPA Act, the president or the minister has no right to direct the cancellation of a tender.

She testified that she felt the right procedure was not followed in canceling the tendering process of the hunting concessions.

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She told the Roydah Kaoma led tribunal that the ZPPA Act is very explicit on what should be done if need arises to cancel a tender.

Mrs.Ngoma further told the tribunal that she is not aware of the steps that Ms Masebo took when canceling the tender for the hunting concessions.

She also submitted that she is aware that the Chief Executive officer has the authority to appoint the evaluation committee.

Meanwhile the tribunal probing Ms Masebo for professional misconduct and interfering in the operations of the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA)has closed its sittings today.

Chairperson Justice Roydah Kaoma informed the parties that they will be communicated to when exactly the tribunal will present its report.

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