"The Gusmao de facto government claims to have implemented unprecedented best practice in public finance management, but everyone from civil society to international development partners, except the World Bank who are complicit to it all, knows the opposite is the truth.
"The government has kept secret copies of contracts for the heavy fuel station, patrol boats from China, and other large government contracts, which never underwent a public tender process.
"Even details of payments made to retired former presidents, prime ministers etc, all have been kept secret. You cannot even access information to tell who are the shareholders of a company that has won a tender.
"This government is totally lacking in transparency and has done its utmost to avoid parliamentary and public scrutiny of its management of public finances, especially on procurement. This is evidenced by what has gone on with this project, which is now being questioned even by their own senior people in parliament."
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