Company boss denies shoddy job claims

source: Mmegi

Managing director of ASA Enterprises, Ajit Ahuja denied yesterday that his company had done a shoddy job in the Serowe Emergency Water Supply project.

The 66-year-old was giving evidence for the state in the case in which principal engineer at the Department of Water Affairs, Ephraim Kelaeng is facing corruption charges in the award of a P80 million tender.

In his testimony, Ahuja said that his company bid for the job only to be told that Unik Construction who bid at a higher price had won the tender. He followed up the matter with the Public Procurement and Assert Disposal Board (PPDAB) and was informed that his company had been disqualified. He said that at a meeting attended by the PPADB boss Armando Lionjanga and the board secretary, he saw some correspondence related to [continue reading]

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