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Sudan’s anti-corruption committee calls for 2019 audit reports

June 14 - 2020 KHARTOUM
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The Sudanese anti-corruption committee has demanded the Auditor-General to disclose the financial audit reports of government institutions for 2019.

On his account on Facebook, Member of the Sovereign Council and acting chairman of the Empowerment* Elimination, Anti-Corruption, and Funds Recovery Committee, Mohamed El Faki, posted that 2019 has been the only year on which the Auditor-General has not yet issued a report. “And this was the year of the revolution,” he added.

El Faki explained that during the rule of the deposed regime, the Auditor-General had no access to the financial statements of companies and institutions affiliated with the military and security apparatus.

El Faki stated that “the former regime maintained its corrupt activities by controlling the legal system. Therefore, reports of the Auditor-General concerning the abuse of public funds and embezzlements were never investigated or dealt with,” he added.

In January this year, the Auditor-General handed the transitional government 180 reports about abuse public funds and embezzlement, but he did not specify the period in which these violations occurred.

* Empowerment (tamkin) is the term with which the ousted government of Omar Al Bashir supported its affiliates in state affairs by granting them far-going privileges, including government functions and the setting-up of various companies.

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