17 October 2010

Inspectorate General to hand over result of investigation to PM Gusmao

Suara Timor Lorosa’e, October 13, 2010 language source: Tetun - Inspectorate General Francisco de Carvalho said he would hand over the results of the investigation held by the Inspectorate General into the office of the former Deputy Prime Minister for Management and Public Administration Mario Viegas Carrascalao to Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao.

Da Carvalho said he was asked by PM Gusmao to hold an investigation into ex-deputy PM Carrascalao’s office to know and identify those facilities offered by the Technical Secretariat of Procurement (STA).

”Our reports are about facilities of the Government and tender doscument are done and we will hand it over to PM Gusmao shortly,” de Carvalho said.

De Carvalho confirmed that they held investigations to make sure that the Government’s facilities used in the office are complete, adding that they held the investigation not because of allegations of corruption.

Inspectorate General concerned about investigation by Finance Ministry Suara Timor Lorosa’e, October 13, 2010 language source: Tetun - Inspectorate General Francisco de Carvalho said he was concerned about the investigation which was held by a team from the Finance Ministry into the Customs Department officers in Batugade.

De Carvalho made the comments following some goods were imported into the country without proper documents but the Customs Department said that there was nothing imappropriate.

The Customs Department said nothing happened, but evidence showed that there are some goods which were imported which have no documents,” de Carvalho said.

De Carvalho hoped that the investigation team of the Customs Department and Police could give the result of their investigation to the Inspectorate General, so that they can analyse the report.

Infrastructure minister incapable of constructing road Timornewsline, October 13, 2010 - A student, Alexo da Costa said Minister for Infrastructure, Pedro Lay was incapable of managing road construction projects in the country; therefore the quality of roads throughout the country remained unsatisfactory.

Da Costa urged the Government through the Ministry of Infrastructure to look at this matter, as it has not benefited the country’s people. Da Costa affirmed that the Government has allocated great amounts of money to the country’s infrastructures, yet the quality of the roads is questioned. He called on the Government to monitor and control road construction project implementation by the companies so that quality of the construction could be guaranteed. By Jose Amelio

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