15 April 2019
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Integrity in Development Projects - The African Development Bank Declares Ms. Namahoua Diomande Ineligible to Participate in Bank-Financed Tenders for 12 Months


The African Development Bank Group today announced the debarment of Ms. Namahoua DIOMANDE, also trading under the names Zata Productions, Zata Prod and Zata Service, for 12 months. An investigation conducted by the Bank's Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that Ms. DIOMANDE, a resident of Côte d'Ivoire, engaged in a fraudulent practice in bidding for a contract for the provision of media production services to the Bank by falsifying her credentials. Ms. DIOMANDE will be released from debarment at the expiry of the debarment period, conditional on her having completed business ethics training.

About the Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption

The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption of the African Development Bank Group is responsible for preventing, deterring and investigating allegations of corruption, fraud and other sanctionable practices in Bank Group-financed operations.

For more information visit https://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/organisational-structure/integrity-and-anti-corruption/

The investigation by the Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption of the African Development Bank was conducted by Mohamed Konneh, Yves Onana and Bouraoui Jaouadi.

African Development Bank staff and the general public can use secured hotlines to report sanctionable practices within the Bank or operations financed by the Bank Group.

Secured telephone: +1 (770) 776-5658

Secured email server: investigations@iacd-afdb.org

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Technical Contact:

Ms. Chimene Clarisse Comoe

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