Has the Court of Auditors taken act 1 towards the reopening of the Mame Mbaye Niang trial against Ousmane Sonko?

Has the Court of Auditors taken act 1 towards the reopening of the Mame Mbaye Niang trial against Ousmane Sonko?
Has the Court of Auditors taken act 1 towards the reopening of the Mame Mbaye Niang trial against Ousmane Sonko?

Indeed, article 251 (Law no. 2014-28 of 03/11/14) of the Code of Criminal Procedure provides regarding this possibility that “ the president, if the investigation seems incomplete or if new elements have been revealed since its conclusion, may order any acts of information that he considers useful “.

In this document produced in October 2023 and published on April 30, the Chamber of Administrative Affairs of the Court of Auditors reported a mission to verify the contract linking the State of Senegal to the Israeli company Green 2000, producer Community Agricultural Domains (Dac) of the first phase, a mission led in 2017 by the General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF).

PRODAC has not been subject to control by the Court since its creation. However, in 2017, the General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF) carried out a verification of the contract linking the State of Senegal to the Israeli company Green 2000, producer of the DAC of the first phase “, noted in particular Ms. Takia Nafissatou Fall Carvalho, referendum advisor, appointed rapporteur for the purposes of instructing the 2018 to 2021 management audit mission of Prodac and her colleagues, in point 6 of page 12 of the said report, including the title is: Previous checks.

Far from stopping there, the authors of this report from the Court of Auditors also deplore the non-compliance with the call for tenders procedure in the context of the execution of this first phase of Prodac entrusted to the Israeli company Green 2000, through a turnkey market, by direct agreement and subscribed on August 28, 2015 between Mr. Daniel Pinhassi, acting on behalf of Mr. Rafael Dayan, General Director and Mr. Mame Mbaye Niang, Minister of Youth, of Employment and Citizen Construction.

It must be said that this clarification provided by the Court of Auditors concerning this mission of “ verification of the contract linking the State of Senegal to the Israeli company Green 2000, producer of the DACs of the first phase », carried out in 2017 by the General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF), calls into question everything that was said at the time about this affair. The former Minister of Tourism, Mame Mbaye Niang, has always refuted the existence of any report from the General State Inspectorate (Ige) or the General Inspectorate of Finance (Igf), which would have criticized his management as part of the Community Agricultural Estates Program (Prodac).

When the former Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning, Amadou Bâ, confirmed the existence of an Igf report!

However, this position of Minister Mame Mbaye Niang was very quickly called into question by the former Prime Minister, then Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning, Amadou Bâ.

Indeed, responding to the questions of certain deputies on this question, on June 30, 2018, during the budgetary orientation debate, Amadou Bâ confirmed the existence of a provisional report from the Igf on the Prodac affair. Better still, he clarified that the final report had been completed, but that it had not yet been used.

There was a leak on the provisional report, it exists in all states. It’s as old as the world. It is possible that there are failings at the Ministry of Finance, but as of today, the information suggests that it is not at the Ministry of Finance“, specified Amadou Bâ. This exit by the minister, Amadou Bâ, came a few days after the resignation of the government of Mame Mbaye Niang, following the leak to the press of the Igf pre-report.

In a work entitled “Letter to the people: Prodac, a feast of 36 billion CFA francs”, the coordinator of the Civil Forum, the Senegalese section of “Transparency international”, Birahime Seck, revealed that the State of Senegal does not is not only committed to 29 billion, but rather to 36 billion CFA francs, following a repayment schedule.

The management of the contract linking the Community Agricultural Estates Program (Prodac) to the company Green 2000, signed by the then Minister of Youth, Mame Mbaye Niang, as well as those linking the companies TIDA and 3M Universal to Prodac, is judged “calamitous“.

The Igf management disavows its former boss Amadou Bä and Ousmane Sonko, denying the non-existence of the report on Prodac

However, despite this clarification from Minister Amadou Bâ, who was also the boss and first recipient of the reports from the General State Inspectorate, this document on Prodac will subsequently remain untraceable within the confines of the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Planning, after the outbreak of the legal proceedings between Mame Mbaye Niang and Ousmane Sonko, shortly after his departure at the head of this ministerial department.

Seizure of a complaint against Ousmane Sonko, leader of Pastef for “defamation” filed by Mame Mbaye Niang, the former Public Prosecutor, Amady Diouf, who today occupies the position of president of the Court of Appeal of Dakar , had taken care to complicate the file, by adding offenses “ of insults ” and of “ forgery and use of forgery in an administrative document », before sending it to the General Affairs Brigade (Bag) for investigation.

In their delivery of February 17, 2023, our colleagues from the newspaper of the Futurs media group “L’Observateur”, echoing the progress of the investigations of the General Affairs Brigade in this affair, revealed that the coordinator of the Igf said in a note sent on December 22, 2022 to Bagn investigators “ that there is no Prodac report “.

There is no Prodac report. This involved an investigation into the turnkey contract relating to studies and hydro-agricultural development of the Dacs of Sefa, Itato, Keur Samba Kane and Keur Momar Sarr, concluded between Prodac and Green 2000, the report of which has not been approved », informed our colleagues concerning the requisition sent by the Bag investigators to the coordinator to request the Prodac 2014-2019 report.

Tried after several postponements against a backdrop of tensions at the courthouse in Dakar and street demonstrations which caused significant material damage but also loss of human life, Ousmane Sonko who did not make the trip to court , was sentenced on Thursday March 30, 2023 to a suspended prison sentence of two (2) months, accompanied by 200 million FCfa in damages. On appeal, where his judgment was done in fast-track mode (less than a month after the first verdict), his sentence was increased from 2 to 6 months suspended, thus making him ineligible for the last presidential election. , accompanied by 200 million FCfa in damages.

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