Integrity in Development Projects: African Development Bank Debars Robert Akika Ngong

The African Development Bank Group on 15 May 2018, announced the debarment of Robert Akika Ngong for a minimum period of 36 months. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that  Ngong engaged in a fraudulent practice in the context of his recruitment as a consultant to the institution’s Statistics Department:  Ngong misrepresented his contribution to the design of a project in order to avoid disqualification in the implementation of the same project. The debarment renders the consultant ineligible to participate in Bank-financed projects or to work as a consultant to the institution during the debarment period. The debarment qualifies for cross-debarment by other multilateral development banks under the Agreement for Mutual…

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