The Department of National Parks and Wildlife suspended the hippo culling exercise in Luangwa Valley because the company that was awarded a contract has secretly starting engaging foreign clients to do the culling, a move that is in breach of the concession agreement, according to Corrupt Zambia publication.
The hippo culling contract was given to Mawe Adventures, owned by white South Africans and that the tender was given through single sourcing, the sources have revealed.
“The reason for the whole culling suspension is not what you have been told by the ministry. It’s simple, Mawe Adventures was the company that was given the contract through single sourcing but the problem was that Mawe started to bring international clients to do the culling which was in breach of the concession agreement signed between the department and safari outfitters. It has nothing to do with the water levels,” said the sources.
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