06 March 2011

CNRT calls for investigation into Ana Pessoa

Diario Nacional, March 2, 2011 language source: Tetun - The National Congress for the Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) has called on the country’s Court of Appeals to investigate current Prosecutor-General Ana Pessoa, as she is suspected of being engaged in abuse of power and corruption when she was the minister for state administration.

CNRT MPs made the call during a plenary session on Tuesday (1/3) in the Parliament.

MP Natalino dos Santos from CNRT said in 2006, Mrs. Pessoa produced electoral cards for Timorese citizens from a budget totaling US $1,113 through a single source tender and the project was run by the VIP Computer Company. The process of procurement was centralised in the Ministry of State Administration and that process breached the law. Such a process shows that Pessoa has engaged in corruption,” Dos Santos said.

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