Solar for schools: $1.4m procurement scam rocks education ministry in UG

A whistle-blower has petitioned the Inspectorate of Government (IG) to investigate how two foreign firms won deals to supply, install and maintain solar energy in 89 secondary schools countrywide.

The controversy revolves around the bidding process handled by the contracts committee of the ministry of Education and Sports, whose decision to award the $1.4m (Shs 5.2 billion) deal to a British company Farmco International Limited, and Chinese company Shenzhen Topray Solar Company Limited, is being challenged.

Read more: The Observer



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