The embattled Mayor of the Banjul City Council Rohey Malick Lowe has been cited for violating The Gambia Public Procurement Authority (GPPA) Act. She has contracted the Cinderella Travels company to be issuing air tickets to the council without following the stipulated regulations governing procurements. Council has wasted D753,233 dalasi on air tickets procurements.

The Mayor has been flying on business class at the expense of poor Banjul taxpayers. Below are her travel expenses:

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The GPPA findings stated:

  • The Evaluation Report for the said procurement was not among the documents provided to the reviewers at the time of review as stipulated in section 22(6) of the GPPA Act.
  •  The procurement method is above the Single source this violate Section 44 of GPPA Act.
  •  No GPPA Form was attached in the procurement file.
  •  No prior approval was sought from the Authority for the said procurement.
  •  The quotation was not opened in a register of Form 003 as required under the Act and the Regulations.
  •  No examination and receipt committee appointed to inspect or verify the goods during delivery.
  •  The procurement was conducted by people outside the procurement unit.

Findings:

 NON- COMPLIANCE

  •  The Evaluation Report for the said procurement was not among the documents provided to the reviewers at the time of review as stipulated in section 22(6) of the GPPA Act.
  •  The procurement method is above the Single source this violate Section 44 of GPPA Act.
  •  No GPPA Form was attached in the procurement file.
  •  No prior approval was sought from the Authority for the said procurement.
  •  The quotation was not opened in a register of Form 003 as required under the Act and the Regulations.
  •  No examination and receipt committee appointed to inspect or verify the goods during delivery.
  •  The procurement was conducted by people outside the procurement unit.
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