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SIGAR CONTRACT AUDIT SHOWS $49.2 MILLION AT RISK OF WASTE

PRESS RELEASE:
SIGAR CONTRACT AUDIT SHOWS $49.2 MILLION AT RISK OF WASTE

January 27, 2011 – The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Arnold Fields, today released an audit report that identifies $49.2 million of U.S. reconstruction funds in Afghanistan at serious risk of waste. Special IG Fields said, “Sustainability is the key. If the U.S. government continues to spend millions of dollars on projects the Afghans are unable to sustain when we turn them over, then our investment will have been wasted.”

The audit SIGAR released today focuses on contract performance and oversight of 69 projects in Afghanistan’s Laghman Province. The 69 reconstruction projects cost more than $53 million and are all funded through the Commander’s Emergency Response Program (CERP). The 69 projects audited include 24 active, 42 completed, and 3 terminated projects

Since 2004, Congress has appropriated nearly $2.64 billion for CERP projects in Afghanistan. CERP enables commanders to fund humanitarian relief and reconstruction projects to immediately assist the local population.

Please read the entire report here

January 27, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Oversight, Government Contractor, Pentagon, SIGAR | , , , | Leave a comment