CP Power East Africa Limited is a limited liability company registered under the laws of the Republic of Kenya. Mr. Dawit Wondwossen is the Managing Director of CP Power East Africa Limited.
An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption, established that CP Power East Africa Limited, and Mr. Dawit Wondwossen, engaged in fraudulent practices in the context of two separate tenders, namely, a tender for the procurement of plant design, supply and installation of medium voltage networks and last mile-connections under the Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project; and a tender for the procurement of supply and extension of low voltage single phase lines and services cables under the Last Mile Connectivity Project – Phase II in Kenya.
During the debarment period, CP Power East Africa Limited and any affiliate as well as Mr. Dawit Wondwossen will be ineligible to participate in Bank Group-financed projects. Additionally, the debarment qualifies for cross-debarment by other multilateral development banks under the Agreement for Mutual Enforcement of Debarment Decisions, including the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank Group.
The Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project will undertake the construction of 1,147 km of medium vol
At the expiry of the debarment period, CP Power East Africa Limited will only be eligible to resume participation in African Development Bank Group-financed projects after implementing an integrity compliance program consistent with the Bank’s guidelines. Mr. Dawit Wondwossen will be required to successfully complete business ethics training.
tage and 808 km of low-voltage distribution networks as well as the provision of so-called last-mile connections to the grid of 58,206 rural households, 5,320 business centers and 1,474 public institutions. It is financed jointly by the Bank, the European Union – Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund and the Government of Uganda.
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The Last Mile Connectivity Project – Phase II in Kenya, aims to maximize the use of existing distribution transformers through the extension of the low voltage network, It is expected to reach a population of around 1.2 million. It is financed jointly by the Bank and the Government of Kenya.