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Burkina Faso's transitional gov't accused of mismanagement

Burkina Faso's transitional gov't accused of mismanagement

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s transitional government, set up after the fall of former head of state Blaise Compaore, has been accused of mismanagement in an audit report ordered by President Christian Marc Kabore and made public on Saturday.

The results of an investigation by about 120 auditors targets the period between January and December 2015.

The transitional government was led by Michel Kafando and the west African country was later plunged into further crisis when an abortive coup cost the economy about $50 million dollars and trimmed growth by 0.3 percent.

This situation encouraged corruption, illicit riches and misuse of public funds.

Close to twenty officials of the transitional government have been named by the audit report which has accused them of allocating plots to family members in a Ouagadougou neighbourhood in total violation of existing laws.

The name of former prime minister Isaac Zida has been cited in the illicit land acquisition affair.

The report cites irregularities with regards to non compliance with the regulation of public purchasing in the execution of public orders.

It indicates that the total violation of the texts was done in public tenders made amounting to more than 63 billion FCFA.

“This situation encouraged corruption, illicit riches and misuse of public funds,” the report states.

Burkina Faso’s president Christian Marc Christian Kabore has promised to ensure corruption is completely eliminated from the country.

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