An Equatoguinean NGO requests in a letter to the IMF measures against the Obianggovernment for the «Pandora Papers»

In a letter addressed to the International Monetary Fund, an Equatorial Guinean NGO asks that action be taken against the administration of Teodoro Obiang Nguema. The NGO, Accountability Equatorial Guinea, founded in the middle of this year, wrote to Kristalina Ivanova Gueorguieva and asked the international body to demand that the government of Teodoro Obiang Nguema “complies to the procedures of investigation, responsibility and transparency without delay. Thus, allowing action to be taken against the officials involved in the «Pandora Papers».

According to the letter to which Diario Rombe has had access, Accountability Equatorial Guinea reminds the international organization of the economic and social consequences of the presence of politically exposed Equatoguinean officials in the leak of the well-known Pandora Papers. Meanwhile, as pointed out by Accountability Equatorial Guinea, in the face of this scandal the authorities of the Teodoro Obiang regime “have not even spoken out”.

Last week, Diario Rombe contacted the Minister of Justice of the Government of Equatorial Guinea, Salvador Ondo Ncum, asking him about the measures that the government will undertake within the framework of the Pandora papers. As expected, the minister did not answer our question.

Accountability Equatorial Guinea places special emphasis on the anti-corruption plan presented by the Obiang Regime to the International Monetary Fund. It was presented within the framework of the loan program for  $282.8 million over a three-year period under the “Servicio Ampliado del Fondo (SAF)». It was then approved at the end of 2019. According to the NGO, the first sanctioning measure that has been instructed against the corrupt is not known, although various media outlets have revealed in great detail “the corruption carried out systematically within the Teodoro Obiang administration.”

Led by the political scientist and activist, Pedro Ondo Ondo Angono, Accountability Equatorial Guinea was founded earlier this year as a non-profit organization whose main objective is to promote transparency and the democratic, economic and social development of public and private institutions in Equatorial Guinea.

The main bastion of Accountability Equatorial Guinea’s activities is to inform the judicial authorities of the alleged criminal activities of politically exposed officials. In the middle of this year, shortly after its constitution, it filed a criminal complaint with the Prosecutor’s Office Against Corruption and Organized Crime, against senior officials of the Obiang regime; for alleged crimes of money laundering.

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