In 1999, faced Lesotho, a tiny African country about the size of Maryland or Belgium, a massive undertaking. The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), one of the world’s largest engineering and infrastructure projects. Planned to benefit the country in many ways, it was beset by allegations of corruption. In the center of the scandal Lesotho official Masupha Ephraim Sole, of accepting bribes in the first years of the project had been involved in numerous enterprises in the construction. In ad … Read more »

In 1999, faced Lesotho, a tiny African country about the size of Maryland or Belgium, a massive undertaking. The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), one of the world’s largest engineering and infrastructure projects. Planned to benefit the country in many ways, it was beset by allegations of corruption. In the center of the scandal Lesotho official Masupha Ephraim Sole, of accepting bribes in the first years of the project had been involved in numerous enterprises in the construction. In addition to tracking Sole Lesotho was given the almost unthinkable: installation of a prosecution against the multinational companies – in a Lesotho court – which had allegedly bribed Sole. This would, in all respects, be a Sisyphean task. This is a four-case series, A through D, by UV1142 UV1145.
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Pat Werhane,
Jenny Mead,
Mollie Painter-Moreland
Source: Darden School of Business
15 pages.
Publication Date: Aug 17,, 2006. Prod #: UV1142-PDF-ENG
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