Ex-WASAC boss, EDCL Managing Director Arrested Over Tender Scam

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By William Buningwire

James Sano is the Ex CEO of WASAC.

Police in Kigali have confirmed they have arrested Emmanuel Kamanzi, the Managing Director of the Energy Development Corporation Ltd (EDCL) and the outgoing water utility boss James Sano.

Sano was until this weekend Saturday, the head of the Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC).

According to Police the duo is being investigated for illegalities in awarding public tenders and misuse of property of public interest.

According to sources both were both arrested on Saturday.

According to police investigations reveal that Sano illegally awarded a single source tender worth 61M to Cerrium Advisory Ltd. The bid was aimed to prepare and conduct exams for new employees.

He also illegally awarded a bid for constructing a pumping water station in Kayenzi-Kamonyi worth Rwf371M without a bill of quantity,” Badege said.

James Sano is the Ex CEO of the Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC).

Kamanzi is also accused to disregarding standard procedures in issuing tenders for transformers and electric poles.

“He awarded a tender of 10 defective transformers and 400 electric poles worth $45,000 and $280,000 respectively,” the police publicist said.

He said investigations are still ongoing to identify any other accomplices.

It should be noted that Sano was replaced over the weekend by Aime Muzora, in a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister.




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