A series of irregularities revealed during an internal audit plunged Airports of Mauritius Ltd (AML) in an area of turbulence. This internal audit had highlighted the fact that there was maldonne in granting certain "small" contracts for cleaning and maintenance of the fence, to businesses along the airport, over a period of two years. These contracts were distributed so that the amounts were not large enough to be subject to the approval of the Board and other bodies of the company.
In the wake of this case two, two AML framework had also been dismissed after going before a disciplinary committee. Deputy CEO, Seewoosagur Nemchand says Shiv himself has preferred to take the exit door this week even before he was summoned. He argued his right to early retirement. So it does not leave empty-handed blows a source close to AML.
The no. 2 AML was suspended with four other company employees waiting to be summoned before a disciplinary committee. What we criticized Shiv Nemchand: that it is not sufficiently vigilant shown in the procedures for granting contracts. Because as Deputy CEO, he had control over the administration, finance, marketing and human resources. And the "tender committee."
There is no evidence so far that this man, who has moved up in the ranks of society, is involved in these schemes, indicates, however, does one side of Government House. "We followed the procedures as set out by our legal counsel. We will issue a press release earlier this week to explain everything, "says the CEO for its share of AML, Serge Petit.
But the fact remains that the pot-aux-Roses was uncovered. The trick: two employees of AML attributed contracts to companies they are major shareholders. One covered the other certifying the completion of the work that was, in some cases, fictitious. So they put in their pockets without too much risk of being challenged.
The other two stayed in this case people have for their part been bleached. The first was not used when the company in which he is a shareholder has received a contract. For another, nothing could be used against him.
The Independent Commission against Corruption blends this time of the game. She opened an investigation a few weeks ago following information that it has received on these contracts famous. A team is already fielded to a statement of the work performed. And miss several kilometers concrete ribbon on the fence of the airport, we learn. An "audit trail" of property of the employees concerned should demonstrate whether there were accomplices in this case that will certainly end in court.
But this case is not the only evil afflicting AML. When briefing Friday, the union Jack Bizlall denounced the "political protection" parachuted in this company and whose skills are questionable. Paris and have been open for more than three months on the AML appointment of a former member of the MSM, past the Labour Party when the party sun ministers left the government in August 2011.