Among the institutions involved include the Board of Investment (BOI), the Central Electricity Board (CEB), the Business Parks of Mauritius Ltd (BPML), the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA), the Mauritius Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( MSPCA), the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), the Beach Authority and the Tourism Authority. In most cases, they are anonymous letters containing allegations of influence peddling that led the sleuths of the Corruption Investigation Division to open a preliminary investigation. At this point, we understand that the 'groundwork' continues to establish whether there is a 'prima facie case'.
The exercise of 'cleaning up' in parastatal bodies announced by the Prime Minister at the conference birthday Labour Party (PTr) in February has so far five victims. The latest is Balraj Dunputh, former director of the meteorological station Vacaos. This, to get back on track semi-governmental organizations in dire need of efficiency, will intensify in the coming weeks, according to the evidence available to informed sources.
Moreover, no later than Tuesday, Minister Satish Faugoo has, during the second reading of the MSPCA (Temporary Provisions) Bill in the National Assembly, spoke of the urgent need to replace the board of directors of the Mauritius Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), which is currently composed of 18 members, by a committee of interim management. The accusations, made by none other than the Minister against the leadership of this organization, are more overwhelming, starting with "flawed elections" that generate a situation of "conflict of interest" and a lack Result obvious.
With regard to the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and the Tourism Authority, it is mainly undertaken numerous trips abroad, particularly in France, and recent hires are subject to a thorough investigation following allegations favoritism. In that it is investigating the Board of Investment (BOI), it relates to the procedures adopted for licensing under the Business Facilitation Act to foreigners.