- Monteco wins part of P230m MoHW tender
- Company caused a row in parliament
- It was previously awarded P13m tender without competitive bidding
Acompany owned by President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s sister, Boitumelo Phadi Mmutle, has won a share of a P238 million tender to supply the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoH) with medical equipment, The Botswana Gazette has established.
This publication has documents that show that the company, Monteco Solution (Pty) Ltd, is one of six companies that were recently awarded contracts for “procurement of surgical and medical supplies – Dressings three products for a period of six months at an estimated value of BWP238, 219,882.12.”
The others are Afmed (Pty) Ltd, Belline Enterprises (Pty) Ltd trading as Top Med Manufactures, Eagle Medical Industries (Pty) Ltd, KTN Tech Design (Pty) Ltd and Lessek
Group (Pty) Ltd.
The Botswana Gazette can reveal that the tender was approved by the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal (PPADB) on 8 December 2021.
Monteco Solutions is the same company that caused a stir in Parliament last year after it was controversially awarded a tender to procure ARVs worth P13.7 million by Central Medical Stores after it triggered a complaint from some of the competing pharmaceutical companies. The Leader of the Opposition, Dumelang Saleshando, claimed that the company was awarded the contract without a competitive tender. “The company was not successful when the tender was floated for a competitive bid,” Saleshando said. “They appealed the decision and their appeal was dismissed, as reported on the PPADB website. However,the company still secured the tender.” CIPA records show that Boitumelo Phadi Mmutle is the sole director of the company. Attempts to call Monteco Solutions were unsuccessful as its lines were not answered at the time going to press.