MTC distance itself from allegations made against its Board Chairperson
28 Jun 2012
The Mobile Telecommunications Company, MTC, has distanced itself from allegations made against its Board of Directors Chairman, Dirk Conradie, of interfering in tender processes.
In a statement issued today (thur), MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo, said the MTC Tender Board was independent and ensured that tender rules and regulations were adhered to before tenders were awarded.
Ekandjo said the allegations against Conradie did not emanate from MTC's tender process, but rather from a third party.
Conradie and his alleged accomplice, Sara Damases, appeared before the Windhoek Magistrate's Court yesterday (wed) on charges of corruption, relating to a multi-million dollar MTC advertising contract.
Ekandjo said MTC had not yet awarded the tender in question, as the process was still ongoing.
He wanted the legal process to take its course, to ensure that the matter was speedily resolved.
The Anti Corruption Commission accused Conradie of corruptly soliciting gratification, as a reward for giving assistance or using his influence in the promotion or procurement of a contract with MTC for the provision of advertising services.
Conradie and Damases were released on bail of 30-thousand dollars each.