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Ventilator Scam: Govt readying for arbitration to seek compensation

Presidential Spokesperson Mohamed Mabrook Azeez says the government upon the recommendation of the Attorney General is readying for arbitration in order to seek financial compensation for the undelivered ventilators by the Dubai-based company Executor General Trading.

Speaking at a press briefing today, Mabrook said that many opportunities have been given to the company to deliver the ventilators as per the contract made with the Government of the Maldives and that the company has failed time and time again.

Mabrook outlined that the next course of action is arbitration and that this could be conducted as per international trade laws.

Mabrook said that the arbitration would seek financial compensation for the undelivered ventilators and that it would be held in the Maldives.

He said that the government of the UAE could be involved in the case and that the arbitrator would be an international body.

Mabrook assured that the government would bring those who are responsible for the scam be it a foreigner or local individual.

The Maldivian government had paid a total of MVR 30.9 million had been in advance to Executor General Trading (Dubai) for the procurement of 75 ventilators and so far the company had delivered only 10.

The Prosecutor General’s Office had said earlier that it would review the scam attached to the transactions and that it would review evidence collected by the police as well those submitted by the Anti-Corruption Commission.

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Source URL: The Press

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