Zoomlion appears on World Bank blacklist for corruption

Zoomlion, the Ghanaian wastes management company, has appeared on a list of more than 600 companies worldwide that have been blacklisted by the World Bank for corrupt practices.

The Bank announced the debarring of the company in September 2013 and the sanction takes effect from September 24, 2013 to September 23, 2015. During this period neither Zoomlion nor any of its affiliates would be eligible for any World Bank contract.

“Zoomlion paid bribes to facilitate contract execution and processing of invoices of the Emergency Monrovia Urban Sanitation Project in Liberia,” the Bank said in 2013.

Zoomlion has acknowledged the misconduct, added the World Bank.

Zoomlion Ghana Ltd., and two of its affiliates Accra Compost Plant, and Zoom Alliance are on the blacklist.

On a Table listing the companies debarred from acquiring World Bank contracts for a period of time, Canada tops the list with 117 companies with one company called SNV Lavalin, a construction concern topping the list. 115 of the Canadian companies represent Lavalin and its subsidiaries.

Meanwhile, there are 11 Nigerian companies on the blacklist: these are D.A. Construction Ltd., ineligible for World Bank contracts from May 6, 2014 to May 5, 2017.

Scientific Energy and Env. Management Systems, debarred from June 17, 2013 to June 17, 2015.

SNC-Lavalin International (Nigeria) Ltd., an affiliate of the Canadian company, debarred from April 17, 2013 to April 17, 2023.

The others are Contransimex Nigeria Ltd. and Sego Ventures Nigeria ltd.

The following Nigerian companies have been debarred permanently. They are Karitex Ltd., from February 24, 2000, Gurpreet Singh Malik, Kamal Sharda, Sharda Impex (UK) Ltd., Shereena Agriculture Ltd., Vikram Deepak Gursahaney were all debarred on February 11, 2000 for violating Procurement Guidelines 1.15(a)(i) and (ii) of the Bank.

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