The U.K. government is set to launch an inquiry into why BAE Systems, a U.K.-based company providing security, defense and aerospace equipment, has failed to provide the Tanzanian government with the $40 million fine it agreed to pay the country in February.
The fine serves as the company’s settlement payment in a bribery probe on the supply of radar systems to Tanzania.
As part of the inquiry, officials from BAE Systems, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office and the Department for International Development will testify before a team led U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell, The East African newspaper says. The inquiry team will attempt to identify ways to ensure that BAE Systems pays the fine and that its payments are used for development projects in Tanzania.
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