The Libyan Audit Bureau monitored in a general report for the year 2019 that the Presidential Council spent 1,127,025 dinars on subsistence meals for security guards assigned to special tasks in a hotel.
The Libyan Audit Bureau indicated that the amount was placed under the clause of advertisement and public relations in violation of the provisions of Article 10 of the country’s financial system law, in addition to the absence of a contract between the council and the hotel that includes the legal conditions, the value of meals, the actual number, prices, specifications and similar details.
It was reported that this procedure was based on “the president’s office director’s visa to approve the letter received from the director of the Security Affairs Department to the President of the Presidential Council, which included providing 60 breakfasts, lunches and dinners without specifying the period.”
The report showed that the Libyan Presidential Council also paid 39,670 dinars, as well as 37,300 dinars to a center specializing in car maintenance, in exchange for maintaining the council’s cars.
The Accounting Bureau pointed out in its report to the high costs of the maintenance value of these cars, as the maintenance value of some of them reached 12,000 dinars, noting also the absence of an assignment contract between the center and the competent administration of the Council, and charging the value on the item of spare parts, tasks and tools instead of charging them on the maintenance and spare parts item. Spare parts, as well as the absence of reports of the completion of maintenance of cars.
The report monitored other violations in the field of contracting for the supply of air conditioners and other maintenance, at prices that exceed the market prices.
In a specific incident, the report spoke of an exaggeration in disbursing sums of money to the political advisor to the President of the Presidential Council and his family in exchange for issuing travel tickets and hotel accommodations based on instructions from the President of the Presidency Council, and without issuing any decisions regarding them, pointing out that the value of the issued bills amounted to 1.492059 dinars in relation to The disbursed value of the concerned person amounted to 369,402 dinars.
Source: Africa News Portal