Venezuelan government pursues rotting food wastage as more cases emerge http://www.pr-inside.com/venezuelan-government-pursues-rotting-food-r1928879.htm
The case of the rotting and decomposed food found in containers at Puerto Cabello customs yard continues to hold public attention, especially among government supporters. Interior & Justice (MIJ) Minister Tarek El Aissami has stated that more arrests are possible as the investigation into the huge waste takes shape. The former president of the State PDVAL food distribution service will be formally charged today for his part in the mess.The government, El Aissami said, will establish responsibilities and apply penalties in a transparent fashion. "
The public must know the results of the battle in public and private administration ... we have an implacable battle against internal corruption, inefficiency and bureaucracy."The National Assembly (AN) has reacted to the scandal. AN foreign policy committee deputy, Saul Ortega has supported the investigation and criticized the opposition for latching on to the scandal when the government was already on the case.
Speculation and hoarding of food products by the bourgeoisie sector is immoral, he insisted. Ortega expounded that social programs aim to obtain special prices for food that arrives in the country to benefit less well off sectors and such examples of waste must be severely penalized.What he would like to see, Ortega exclaimed, is responsibilities established throughout the whole chain, including the person in charge of the storage center ... "there are special conditions to comply with in each kind of food and an entry and exit protocol to follow ... the latter was not followed."
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