Posted On 04 Jan 2017
Public sector institutions are prohibited from signing contracts with the Brazilian firm Odebrecht, while the alleged payments made by the construction company to obtain contracts in Ecuador and other countries of the world are investigated, announced yesterday Attorney General Galo Chiriboga.
“By request of the Prosecutor’s Office, as an urgent act, the Judge of Pichincha resolved that institutions refrain from entering into contracts with Odebrecht,” Chiriboga said through his Twitter account.
“During Odebrecht’s investigation of Ecuador’s contracts, state institutions will not be able to sign contracts with the company temporarily,” he added.
Chiriboga has been asked to attend the Assembly of the Supervisory Commission tomorrow to report on the progress of the investigations in cases of alleged corruption by Odebrecht and the state company Petroecuador.
According to the legislator of PAIS (AP), Maria Jose Carrion, president of that legislative body, Ecuador’s ambassador to the United States, Francisco Borja, will also speak on the actions of the Foreign Ministry about the Odebrecht case.
The legislator indicated that this is a preliminary step for the initiation of the investigations of the Supervisory Commission because they are currently gathering information.
Carrion announced that he asked the National Audit Office for a special examination of the property and the sworn statement of the assets of the mayor of Quito, Mauricio Rodas. This is because the Acciona-Odebrecht Consortium is carrying out the construction of the Quito Metro.