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Central Procurement Board denies corruption allegations 

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The Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) has refuted allegations that it corruptly awarded an unadvertised multimillion-dollar tender to a local pharmaceutical company, Fabupharm.

Activist Michael Amushelelo alleged on social media that the N$451 million tender was corruptly awarded and was facilitated by Finance and Public Enterprises Minister Iipumbu Shiimi. 

nbc apologises to Patrick Swartz and Central Procurement Board

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On December 31st, we ran a year-in-review, which recapped some of the stories that made headlines in 2023.

One of the stories featured was the awarding of what came to be known as the "condom tender" by the Central Procurement Board of Namibia, in which an insert of the former Board Chairperson Patrick Swartz was erroneously used.

In the insert, Swartz emphasised the board's mandate during his tenure, which ended on March 31, 2022.

Although the insert used reaffirmed the principles of the board, he was no longer part of the procurement when the programme aired.

Central Procurement Board acknowledges that no due diligence was done in controversial condom tender

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The Central Procurement Board has acknowledged that no due diligence was done to determine whether companies selected for the tender have actual manufacturing plants or just exist on paper.

This was revealed by its Chairperson  Amon Ngavetene at a media conference today.

Addressing a media conference, Ngavetene says the process of awarding the controversial clinical products tender to selected bidders, is incomplete and subject to a review, following public outcry and several red flags.