Consequently, the arbitration tribunal ordered the PAD to pay DIT in damages and to re-issue an open tender notice including DIT.
DIT welcomes these decisions in accordance with the rule of law.
The recourse to arbitration was provided for under the APD-DIT concession agreement of 2004. In accordance with the arbitration rules of the ICC, the ruling was handed down in full independence by a tribunal composed of the two parties.
DIT stresses the fact that the Cameroonian courts have already ruled on several occasions in favor of DIT’s main shareholders on the irregularity of the tender procedure for the container terminal concession and the illegality of the public company implemented by APD to operate the container terminal.
Naturally, DIT and its main shareholders will continue to defend their rights relative to all the parties involved before national and international jurisdictional bodies, particularly as concerns the requisitions of its personnel and assets ordered illegally by APD at end-December 2019.