Contractor General’s Office Launches Independent Investigation into Former Minister

Contractor General’s Office Launches Independent Investigation into Former Minister

A simultaneous investigation into Erwin Contreras will take place as the Contractor General’s Office has also agreed to conduct an investigation into the former minister.  Peralta had also been persistent in asking the Office of the Contractor General to launch an investigation.  Similarly, the Contractor General made it clear that the decision to investigate is not due to Peralta’s insistence, but rather on the CG’s own initiative.  A portion of the letter to CEO Peralta indicates, quote, “Given the circumstances, it is within the purview of the Contractor General, as per Section 16. (1) Of the relevant legislation, to independently initiate an investigation. Pursuant to Section 16.1 (2), this investigation aims to explore the potential existence of activities that might constitute violation of law, rules, or regulations; or mismanagement, gross waste of funds, fraud, corruption, or other impropriety relating to the award of contract.  In accordance with Section 16 of the Contractor General Act, the Contractor General will proceed to investigate on her own initiative and not based on your initial Complaint.’

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