Tunisia President vows new war on corruption after seizing control

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President Kais Saied, who accepted all executive powers after suspending parliament Tunisia, has dispatched an enemy of corruption offensive, censuring 460 finance managers blamed for stealing assets during the Ben Ali period.

Three days after suspending the movement of the Parliament for a month and assuming control over the whole executive force, the head of state has impacted the “awful economic decisions” made as of late in Tunisia, during a gathering Wednesday evening with the leader of the businesses’ association (Utica).

Mr. Saied, who has not yet named the Prime Minister, assaulted “the individuals who loot public money. They are “460” to owe “13.5 billion dinars” (4 billion euros) to the state, he refered to, an old report of a commission of inquiry on corruption and misappropriation under the previous system of tyrant Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

“This money should get back to the Tunisian public,” said the president. For this, he plans to offer these financial specialists a legal settlement. In return for the abandonment of the procedures, the totals discounted would profit the less created regions of Tunisia.

Confronted with continued inflation that subverts the buying force of Tunisians, Mr. Saied additionally requested that dealers and wholesalers “lower costs.

He additionally required a restoration of phosphate production, one of the couple of normal assets of the country. Previous lead of the Tunisian economy, the Gafsa Phosphate Company (CPG) has seen its production breakdown since the 2011 revolution, because of an absence of venture and rehashed social distress.

Mr. Saied needs “phosphate to get back to its past action,” and certainly featured the suspicions of corruption that encompass this industry, alluding to “individuals in the Parliament who ensure themselves with parliamentary invulnerability.

Simultaneously, the president declared the foundation of an emergency unit to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, regulated by a senior military officer.

As of now hit by joblessness and inflation, Tunisia is confronting another pandemic pinnacle that has incited the resentment of the population as of late. The little North African nation of around 12 million individuals has one of the most exceedingly terrible official demise rates on the planet, with 19,000 passings connected to the new coronavirus.

After months of political emergency, President Saied, whose rights are regularly restricted to strategy and security, held onto power on Sunday by summoning the constitution. A decision impugned as a “overthrow” by his fundamental opponent, the Islamist-enlivened gathering Ennahdha.