Review of Millennium Challenge Corporation-Funded Contracts with Government-Owned Enterprises in Namibia

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President of Compact Operations require Millennium Challenge Account-Namibia to make sure that new MCC school structures and latrines are constructed in an appropriate area on existing school sites and are protected from typical seasonal flooding. New structures should require some site-specific grading designs be included in future school infrastructure to alleviate concerns regarding water damage and seasonal flooding.

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Recommendation 2

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President of Compact Operations require Millennium Challenge Account-Namibia to develop and implement a plan to correct pre-existing building code, safety, and health violations identified during the renovation of school structures.

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Recommendation 3

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President of Compact Operations require Millennium Challenge Account-Namibia to remediate the roof of the community-built classroom under renovation at the Hashiyana School to make it comply with applicable South African National Building Standards, as required by the contract.

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Recommendation 4

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President of Compact Operations require Millennium Challenge Account-Namibia to improve their quality control processes on-site at the various schools, to improve all subcontractors work and to make sure that China Jiangsu International provides reasonably good worksmanship

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Recommendation 5

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President of Compact Operations develop an action plan to implement corrective measures to address the deficiencies noted in the Independent Engineer's Report dated January 24th, 2011.

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Recommendation 6

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President of Compact Operations require Millennium Challenge Account-Namibia to conduct periodic health and safety reviews and document in a report any risks to worker health and safety on the sites and institute a system of financial penalties and stop work orders as necessary to safeguard workers.

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Recommendation 7

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President of Compact Operations requires Millennium Challenge Account-Namibia to conduct site inspections to ensure that the contractor is in full compliance with the environmental requirements.

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Recommendation 8

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President of Compact Operations require Millennium Challenge Account-Namibia to conduct periodic reviews of China Jiangsu International's payroll system and determine whether workers are receiving the wages specified in the 2009 Memorandum of Agreement.

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