The affidavit of assets of President Lenin Moreno and eight officials from his ministerial cabinet no longer appears on the website of the National Audit Office, which allowed to observe this information until last June 4. From the following day, the website does not show the affidavits. A first message “page under maintenance” appeared. The new message says: “Error: Timeout exceeded.” Sources say the institution website features failures.
Secretary of the Presidency Eduardo Mangas, Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa, Minister of Economic and Social Inclusion Iván Espinel, Minister of Agriculture Otilia Cordero, Minister of Urban Development and Housing María Alejandra Vicuña, Minister of Tourism Enrique Ponce de León, Minister of Hydrocarbons Carlos Pérez , and Sports Minister Andrea Sotomayor, are the eight ministers whose declarations were not registered on the website until June 4.
The affidavits of other officials, like former National Secretary of Political Management Paola Pabon, did not appear either.
Section 4 of the Law on Filing and Control of Sworn Statements of Assets says that “filing them is a prerequisite to take office.” From January 1, public servers can submit this information to the National Audit’s office website; the control agency must make it public. (I)