Former Managing Director of Felivaru faces corruption charges

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has requested the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) press corruption charges against the former Managing Director of Felivaru Fisheries, Hamid Ahmed.

Newspaper Haveeru reported yesterday that Hamid was accused of abuse of authority in selling scrap material from the fish cannery without a bidding process in January this year.

While the agreement stipulated that the transaction should be made in US dollars, the ACC noted that payment was made in local currency.

Following the transfer of presidential power on February 7, Hamid was replaced by an appointee by President Dr Mohamed Waheed.

However, former Secretary General of the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), Hassan Rasheed of G. Sherenade, was appointed Managing Director of Felivaru last week to replace former MD Ali Ahmed, who was sacked from the post after the ACC forwarded a corruption case against the senior official for prosecution.

Former Chairman of Felivaru, Mohamed Imthiyaz, a member of the government-aligned Jumhooree Party (JP), was also dismissed from his post on September 25 following allegations of corruption and misappropriation of funds.