Letter to World Bank President Re: Corruption at Lesotho Highlands water project - August 21, 2003
1818H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
August 21, 2003
Dear Mr. Wolfensohn,
The fight against corruption is a central part of the World Bank mission to reduce poverty and improve the quality of people's lives.
The World Bank response to the loss of Acres International's appeal in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project of Friday, August 15th, 2003, will be indicative of how the World Bank approaches the fight against corruption.
We urge you to debar Acres International from future Bank-financed contracts. We also ask that all existing World Bank contracts with Acres be subject to review to determine whether Acres bid was carried out in a legal manner.