According to BBC Africa on Monday, The speaker of parliament of Burkina Faso directed all 127 MPS to return the tabs that were given to them by the Chinese tech giant. This was an act of gratitude worth 387,315,439 million shillings ( $107,300 ) for having been awarded the contract to build a fiber optic cable from Ghana to Burkina Faso.
The return was agitated by the anti-corruption movement REN-LAC that sited the MPS were breaking the law. Following a popular revolution in 2014 that ended Former president Blaise Compaore’s 27 year reign, in 2015 an anti- corruption law was adopted that prohibited public servants from receiving gifts exceeding 202,140 Shs ($56).
The Chinese tech giant is to build the fiber optic cable of 200 miles from Ghana to the capital Ougadougou in Burkina Faso. The project is to cost nearly 28,155,269,610 Shs ($7.8million).
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