Prosecutor investigates Correa’s participation in alleged irregularities in the Port of Posorja concession
The State Prosecutor General’s Office has been investigating former President Rafael Correa and other officials of the previous regime for alleged irregularities in the concession of the Posorja Deepwater Port (Guayas) since March 12, 2019, according to the agency’s information.
The investigation is based on a criminal complaint for alleged influence peddling and was filed against public officials -among them, the former Minister-, who authorized and negotiated the contract with the Dubai-based company DP World.
In the complaint, 29 pages, 24 people are mentioned among officials of the Ministry of Public Works, Port Authority of Guayaquil, Presidency of the Republic, Senplades and Undersecretariat of Ports; also to private entrepreneurs, such as Isabel Noboa, director of Nobis, and the representative of DP World, Michael Bentkey, who signed the contract.
In June 2016, the Dubaiti firm received a 50-year concession from the State to build and operate the port with a total investment of USD 1.2 billion; the work started in July 2017 and it is estimated that it will start working in the second semester of 2019.
Until the closing of this note (19:35) the dubaití company did not pronounce on the subject. (I)