The Council of Citizen Participation and Social Control (Cpccs) of Ecuador ordered today to investigate several works and decisions adopted in the Government of former President Rafael Correa (2007-2017), according to the agency.
In a plenary meeting, the Cpccs resolved that the Technical Secretariat of Transparency and the Fight against Corruption should initiate a process to “identify the route, the destination and the recovery of the money obtained through acts of corruption”.
This action will be coordinated with the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to a statement from the main social control body of the State.
It also authorized investigating “on a priority basis” cases related to the previous Administration to corroborate whether or not it was incurred in corruption offenses.
Among them, it specifically points out the Pacific Refinery, the Toachi-Pilatón Hydroelectric Project, the Esmeraldas Refinery, the Pascuales-Cuenca Poliducto, the Manduriacu hydroelectric plant (known as the Caminosca case), the reconstruction of Manabí after the 2016 earthquake and the management of public debt, as well as the construction of the so-called millennium schools and public hospitals.
Cpccs urges the preparation of a proposal for the National System for Transparency and the Fight against Corruption, based on “the preparation of a risk map of corruption practices in public entities”.
This instrument should also adopt “mechanisms for early warning and prevention against corruption, together with tools that promote the eradication of impunity.”
Finally, the body that was recently restructured on a one-year transitional basis, ordered that the General Administrative Financial Coordination of the same evaluate an optimization of its staff, in order to contribute “significantly to the austerity plan announced by the Government.” (I)