Inspector General: Gov't Partner Paid $500 Per Gallon of Gas in Afghanistan
12:11 PM, Oct 23, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
A recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) recalls the 1980s stories of $640 toilet seats and $500 hammers. In a report primarily addressing the construction of a hospital in Afghanistan that is two years behind schedule, SIGAR also found some egregious examples of overpayments to contractors, including one instance where USAid reimbursed a $300,000 charge for 600 gallons of diesel fuel, or $500/gallon:
In response to the SIGAR report, USAid stated its intention to conduct a financial audit and recover these and any other overpayments.
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