Rights groups and activists have criticized a major British consulting and accountancy firm over its bidding for a massive military contract in Saudi Arabia, saying the company will become complicit in crimes committed by Saudi Arabia in the war on Yemen.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said Tuesday that it was finalizing a deal with Saudi Arabia’s military to modernize the kingdom’s army, according to an exclusive report by The Guardian.
The deal will in its first stage cover issued like recruitment, resourcing, performance management and strategic workforce planning, and how to manage and communicate change.
The company, however, failed to say what assurances it will put in place to avoid an involvement in a devastating Saudi war on Yemen, which has already killed 15,000 people, most of them civilians.
The Amnesty International, a major rights group based in the UK, said PwC’s provision of military assistance to the Saudi Arabia…