The African Development Bank Group has today announced the 13-month debarment of Société Bel Mabrouk Des Travaux et Investissements S.A.R.L with effect from 11 April 2023. Société Bel Mabrouk Des Travaux et Investissements S.A.R.L is a limited liability company registered under the laws of Tunisia.
According to the African Development Bank, an investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that Société Bel Mabrouk Des Travaux et Investissements S.A.R.L, engaged in fraudulent practices in the context of a tender for the procurement of construction works for the Maroua-Bogo-Pouss, Bogo-Pouss Section under the Transport Sector Support Programme Phase II in Cameroon.
The Transport Sector Support Programme is aimed at the rehabilitation of the Yaoundé Bafoussam-Babadjou road, and the development of the Maroua-Bogo-Pouss and Grand-Zambi Kribi roads.
During the debarment period, Société Bel Mabrouk Des Travaux et Investissements S.A.R.L will be ineligible to participate in Bank Group-financed projects and activities. 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.
At the expiry of the debarment period, Société Bel Mabrouk Des Travaux et Investissements S.A.R.L will only be eligible to resume participation in African Development Bank Group-financed projects and activities after implementing an integrity compliance program consistent with the Bank’s guidelines.