Skip to comments.USAID paid $500 a gallon for gas, failed to catch $500,000 in overpayments...
Posted on 10/23/2013 8:57:20 PM PDT by huldah1776
"Construction of a $14.6 million hospital in Gardez, Afghanistan, is 23 months behind schedule and costing taxpayers more than half a million dollars in overpayments the U.S. Agency for International Development and its contractor failed to catch."
"Sadath also charged outlandish costs during its long-delayed construction, which neither IOM or USAID caught. The contractor charged $500 per gallon for 300 gallons of gas, which should have cost no more than $5 per gallon, according to the IG.
Sadath also charged $220,000 for an automatic temperature control device that should have cost between $2,000 and $10,000. Together, these overpayments came to $507,000"
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I don’t know whether this applies here or not, but sending gasoline to forward operating bases is really expensive, because they need air support and snipers and road inspections and whatnot to protect the convoy bringing it.
Nation building is stupid
>> Nation building is stupid
Nation? Nation? This craphole is a place BETWEEN nations.
Sounds about right for fuel delivery in an Islamic controlled combat zone. I’d charge even more.
USAID one of the biggest enablers of Free Trade Communism. Most of its funding goes to companies to take businesses out of America and put them in other countries
I can understand that, but a tanker holds how many gallons? I think this was a contractor for the building of the hospital. Does it cost us $500 a gallon to supply the boots?