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Vol 5 (AAC) No 11

Published 1st September 2012


Botswana

Construction fraud trio go free

A corruption trial involving managers of Chinese construction companies has fizzled out, at least for now. The three – erstwhile China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation General Manager Wang Xiaming, CCECC Project Manager Liu Wengsheng and Whitacon Managing Director Qiu Xiaoxing – were charged with attempting to bribe Botswana's former Infrastructure Ministry Permanent Secretary Carter Morupisi with 250,000 pula (US$32,000) in June 2011. Morupisi, who was not charged, was asked to cover up the shoddy construction of the Shakawe Senior Secondary School in the Okavango Delta, northwest Botswana.

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