14 May 2019

Call for prosecution of 19 public servants in Vanuatu

10:57 am on 14 May 2019

A Vanuatu commission investigating alleged misuse of funds has called for the prosecution of 19 senior public servants including two MPs as well as the electricity company supplying Port Vila and Luganville.

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The commission has been investigating the alleged misuse of European development funds totalling more than $US1.3 million, intended for biofuel projects in Torba, Penama and Malampa provinces.

The Daily Post reported among those the commission has named are the French energy company UNLCO, the former prime minister and Malekula MP Sato Kilman and the Ambrym MP Albert William.

The commission found that the funds earmarked for the biofuel projects had almost all been depleted without any development.

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