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Ministry of Fiance on the spotlight as top officials held over corruption
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Ministry of Fiance on the spotlight as top officials held over corruption

The Ministry of  Finance is under the spot light over corruption allegations after the arrest of the director of tender commitment control Ali Sheikh.   He is accused of allowing transferring an estimated $100,000 USD  from central bank  account to a private account on the world Bank RCF (female health workers )     Police and the Auditor General office on Wednesday interrogated the director of tender commitment control after an allegation that world Bank RCF (female health workers ) project funds had been misappropriated and used personal accounts.     This comes after Police arrested  the head of the finance department at the Ministry of Health Mohamud Mohamed Buule and DG   Ali Sheikh was grilled by investigators on Wednesday.   According to two sources who spoke to Radio Dalsan Ali Sheikh channelled some of the international funds and facilitated  to use the  ministry of health DGs to their  private accounts   Ali also  is accused of receiving bribes to facilitate the processing of tenders and awarding to fraudulent some companies during the process of tender   The past weeks has been a dramatic action in the fight against corruption in Somalia after the mayor of Mogadishu who also doubles up as the governor of Benadir fired the DC of Shibis Abdirahman Sayid for corruption allegations, also on April 6 the director-general of the ministry of health, Abdullahi Hashi was arrested for corruption allegation.   The World Bank had in the recent past offered relief funds for communities impacted by flooding, locust invasion and coronavirus.