A government gazette of 25 October 2019 notes that Drax International was once registered with the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ).
The owner of the ‘non-existent’ company registered using his Gmail address (not a company tailored address) while the phone number used belongs to Dilesh Nguwaya (not a company number) who has since been arrested and is invested for fraud and money-laundering.
This comes after the State in its court case claimed that it didn’t know about Drax International’s stature yet it registered it with the Procurement Board.
The state argued that the Health Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo had been duped by the company.
The government Gazette reads:
EXTRAORDINARY Published by Authority
Vol. XCVII, No. 93
25th OCTOBER, 2019 Price RTGS$20,00
General Notice 1912 of 2019. PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND DISPOSAL OF PUBLIC ASSETS ACT [CHAPTER 22:23J
Registered Suppliers of Goods
NOTICE is hereby given, in terms of section 4(2) of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets (PPDA) (General) Regulations, 2018, read together with section 6(I)(i) of the PPDA Act [Chapter 22:231. that the companies listed in the Schedule hereunder are registered suppliers of pharmaceuticals (a) medical drugs, supplies and consumables —(Goods Category G/P/004a), with effect from date of publication of this notice, for a period until 31st December 2019.
Any other interested suppliers may apply to the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe for inclusion on the list.
N. CHIZU, Chief Executive Officer, Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe
List of Registered Suppliers
- Drax Consult sagl, Switzerland, +263772819379, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gazette also suggests that the company did not get the tender to supply medical equipment in 2020 on merit since its contract was valid until December 31st 2019.