TEMPO SEMANAL - DILI, 28/11/2012
Tempo Semanal found the use of contingency funds to buy some emergency equipment for hospitals including Dili national hospital. According to the justification letters to the East Timor PM it was very urgent to provide these beds to the hospitals but in Dili Hospital these beds are still in the warehouse. The question of who has made the emergency request for hospital beds and force the project execution without going through a tender still remain unanswered.
The alleged urgent requirement for hospital beds of beds caused the use of single source procurement of these equipment to a company in Australia which has caused allegations of collusion and nepotism because the owner of the supplier, Mac's Metalcraft, is the husband of Emilia Pires, East Timor Finance Minister.