PAICV wants more information on Cape Verde Airlines privatization

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PAICV is not against the privatization of Cape Verde Airlines but the alleged lack of information on the part of the government leads the leaders of the largest opposition party to talk about “opaque deals”. “This is the most intransparent government of the Republic and supported by a majority that despises the Constitution and the laws of the Republic and believes that they are the owners of Cape Verde,” accuses Nuias Silva.

The PAICV considers that the privatization of the national airline “may even be a good deal” and “it is not against privatization provided it is within a Cape Verde vision and development strategy.”

For the largest opposition party, what is open to criticism is “how the dossier was structured, conducted, negotiated and concluded by this Government, without involving Cape Verdeans, without involving Parliament and without respecting the laws of the Republic in the which refers to the beacons and information that, during the whole process, should be provided, “said the PAICV vice president, Nuias Silva, at a press conference.

“Processes of this nature require freedom of expression, public justification of policies and spaces of counter-argument. There can be no attempts at silencing, imposing fear, and single thinking. The PAICV therefore demands that all the cards be placed on the table, “said the deputy.

According to the PAICV, all “the process was conducted, without any communication addressed to the market and the Cape Verdeans as shareholders of the public asset that is the TACV. All in flagrant shudder and violation of the Framework Law on privatizations, Law 47 / IV / 92, DL of Privatization n.47 / 2017 and Resolution no. 92/2018. It should be noted that the Privatization Framework Law (Article 6, paragraph 3) obliges the Government, in cases where the sale of shares is made by direct sale, to provide public information, namely through the most widely read newspapers in the country , before the closing of the process “.

“Not! Public business is not done like this! This is the most intransparent Government of the Republic and supported by a majority that despises the Constitution and the laws of the Republic and believes that they are the owners of Cape Verde and can dispose of the collective patrimony as they see fit, “concluded Nuias Silva.

The government and Loftleidir Cape Verde signed Friday the agreement to privatize TACV. A statement from the State Enterprise Sector Monitoring Unit (UASE), issued Sunday morning, announced that the sale of 51% of TACV’s capital to Loftleidir Cabo Verde cost 1.3 million euros (about PTE 143 billion) ) to the coffers of the subsidiary company of Loftleidir Icelandic.

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