Ministers accused of embezzling funds intended for

A protest movement has broken out in Gabon. Members of this movement accuse members of the government of embezzling money set aside for the fight against Covid-19.

as reported from Libreville, Yves-Laurent Goma

Civil society is not gaining momentum. She is convinced that the money made available to donors to fight against Covid-19 was diverted. Gathered in one collective called Copil CitoyensSeveral NGO leaders lamented on Friday that the report commissioned by the government of Gabon with the auditing firm Deloitte audited only 10% of the 504 billion CFA francs mobilized by the government.

Civil society demands answers. “The conclusions of the Deloitte report are exactly the conclusions of the Citizen Copil report. These conclusions relate to presumptions of embezzlement, collusion, presumption of embezzlement in the management of public funds managed in the absence of any accounting,” said Geoffroy Foumboula Libika Makosso , spokesperson for Citizen Copil.

“Multiple contracts awarded without respecting the contract award procedure” The collective also condemns “several contracts awarded without respecting the contract award procedure” or that “Gabon did not respect the IMF requirements, which conditioned the publication of the audit report on all expenditure”

He therefore announces that he will go to court and asks several ministers to submit accounts, the resignation of the Minister of Health, because we find it unacceptable that someone who could not justify how he used and handled the response is still in government “, he adds. Mr Foumboula Libika Makosso.

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