Ministry of Finance, in particular, the National Directorate of State Assets, recently, in a joint taskforce, with the full back up from the PNTL, conducted random check points on the use of government cars or known as Kareta Estado.
These check points were carried out in the area of Tasi-Tolu and Hera on Sunday, the 21 September 2015, from 6 to 10 pm local time.
The team seized eleven (11) government cars for not having proper documentations and letter of authorization and misuse of government cars for personal interest.
The next process, according to Mr. Cipriano Pereira, a MoF’s staff, that “those violated the rules will have to first pay the fines” and upon the presentation of paid receipt, then “the MoF will return these cars directly to the logistical managers of the respective ministries”.
These random check points are part of the government’s regulations that prohibit public servants from using the government cars during the weekends and public holidays, with the exception of those have authorization. They are also part of the government’s efforts to reduce unnecessary expenses.