Zambia Public Procurement Authority Director-General, Samuel Chibuye has disclosed that the hire of R.P Capital in the ZAMTEL sale was illegally done.
Chibuye told the commission of inquiry probing the matter that R.P Capital was engaged as a consultant in a hasty manner, done under 24 hours.
He added that political pressure was exerted on the ZPPA to approve Zambia Development Agency’s request for a waiver to engage R.P Capital in direct bidding.
Chibuye also stated that the then ZDA Director-General later indicated that the R.P capital engagement had to be authorised in the interest of continuity.
He added that subsequent meetings over the matter were held, however they were all outside government operational business hours.