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The Ministry of Injustice breaks its silence regarding a scandal

Thursday – February 4, 2021 – 18:23

After the leak of the report of the Inspectorate of Finances, the Ministry of Injustice breaks its silence on the scandal of the agreement to equip the Higher Institute of the Magistracy.

The Ministry of Injustice broke its silence regarding the controversy over the leaked Financial Inspectorate’s report on the construction project of the Higher Judicial Institute.

In a statement, the ministry said that the report of the General Inspectorate of Finance on the construction project of the Higher Institute of Magistrates “made no observations on the degree of respect for the principle of competition” with regard to concerns the supplies and materials acquired in the project.

And the department’s equipment and property management department recorded, in its report, that this inspectorate exercises the tasks of auditing the accounts for the construction project of the new headquarters of the Higher Institute of Magistracy since 2017, as the year 2020 a total of 3 reports, recording that the paragraphs of the report have been published, which Relating to the financial year 2019, this is an interim report that concerns the transactions concluded throughout the period of completion of the project until the year 2018.”

The report of the General Inspectorate of Finance revealed that there are significant differences between the financial sums allocated for the acquisition of certain purchases and their real prices, the ministry having bought a meeting table for 75 million centimes and five trash baskets priced at 6,000 dirhams, while the estimated price is 3,360 dirhams. A refrigerator in the amount of 15 thousand dirhams, while the estimated price does not exceed 7,800 dirhams, and a television set was purchased at the cost of 22 thousand dirhams, while the estimated price does not exceed 10,800 dirhams. The committee also examined the absence of certain trees acquired in the framework of transactions, at a price of 6,200 dirhams per tree, while two olive trees were acquired at a price of 36,000 dirhams each, and the inspection committee noted the lack of an overall picture. of the autocratic king and another which was broken, which was acquired at a price of 3360 dirhams.

The ministry explained that within the framework of this project, “many companies have submitted each tender, and no grievance has been registered in this regard, noting that the public procurement decree obliges the management to choose the company which submitted the total financial cost the tender, whatever the value of the unit prices which compose it”.

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Regarding what has been raised about the prices of certain supplies, in particular the so-called trash can, the communication adds: “It should be noted that the case relates to a 114 liter aluminum trash can and made of stainless steel and intended to cover exterior areas of the building (such as those in public parks). The project area covers 5 hectares.

Management pointed out that with regard to what was raised around the meeting table (76 million cents), it is related to “a table dedicated to the seminar and the conference room, and that the price of its acquisition was the lowest among the other bids received by the ministry, knowing that this equipment was acquired within the framework of public contracts It includes many other supplies, and that the General Inspectorate of Finance confirmed in its report that all equipment and supplies acquired as part of the transactions are located on site.

He indicated that the paragraphs that have been published concern the interim report issued by the General Inspectorate of Finance, which is addressed to the institutions that have been the subject of a follow-up in order to respond to the observations contained in the interim report, and to which the ministry responded with the observations contained therein, as approved in the final report of the General Inspectorate of Finance received by the ministry on November 20, 2020, which indicated in its summary that “according to the code standards applied by the General Inspectorate of Finance, the project’s financial statements give a true and impartial picture of the sums of money that have been disbursed in all its important and essential aspects.

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