PAICV Municipal Deputies send a report of illegalities to the Court of Auditors.

In full: Your Excellency, President of the Court of Auditors - City of Praia Subject: Complaint of improper use of public funds and illegalities in the processing of remunerations

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PAICV Municipal Deputies send a report of illegalities to the Court of Auditors.
PAICV Municipal Deputies send a report of illegalities to the Court of Auditors.
City of Nova Sintra, May 28, 2024
The Municipal Bench of the PAICV, represented here by its elected municipal deputies, undersigned, takes the opportunity to inform Your Excellency, through this, facts that substantiate illicit acts such as the illegitimate appropriation of public assets, infidelity, abuse of power and use illicit privileged information in the exercise of functions.
An unusual situation has occurred on Ilha Brava, particularly in the Brava City Council, of having councilor Ivone Delgado Cardoso, currently exercising the functions of full-time councilor and head of the Cape Verde Post Office.
According to the information we obtained, she apparently receives two salaries, and has been working at the post office and at the City Council, making use of all the services of both, with obvious gains at a political, personal and financial level, which we believe to be absolutely unconstitutional, illegal and unethical.
This is a situation that constitutes illicit acts due to the illegitimate appropriation of public assets, and the exercise of clearly incompatible functions, as she is a full-time municipal councilor, however, she does not remain in the City Council, which she only addresses sporadically.
Now we cannot accept this as municipal inspectors of legality, so we ask for your intervention, in order to check the status of the payment of the respective salaries, as this is the public treasury that is being used for purposes prohibited by law. .
These facts are harmful to the municipal public interest, as it is not known for certain how much salary he has been accumulating with that of head of postal services, when he is a full-time member of the municipal executive.
Therefore, we request that the illegitimately received funds and legality be restored.
Since the legal regime for local finances determines, in Article 49, the Responsibility of the heads of municipal bodies for budget execution, stipulating that:
“The heads of municipal bodies who, as a result of their duties, are responsible for complying with budget execution rules and coincidentally, intentionally or through gross negligence, violate them, namely by incurring charges not permitted by law, authorizing payments without approval from the Court of Legally required accounts, authorizing or promoting treasury operations or budget changes prohibited by law or repeatedly violating the duty to inform regarding the budget and activity plan, quarterly balance sheets, management account, activity report and report on the state of the municipal administration, incur serious illegality for the purposes of losing their mandate and may be held civilly liable for losses suffered by the municipality, constituted by the obligation to replace public funds or convicted of a crime of responsibility, under the terms of the law.”
It is necessary to carry out inspections so that there is adequate application and compliance with the law, in defense of the public interest.
Because public goods do not belong to any president or any activist, it is completely absurd that a person who is benefiting from a public good.
Therefore, we ask for your superior intervention in this matter.
We remain at Your Excellency's disposal for any clarifications that may be necessary.
The deputies

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