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DRC: LICOCO DEMANDS FULL DISCLOSURE OF THOSE CORRUPTED BY GLENCORE

THE CONGOLESE ANTI-CORRUPTION LEAGUE (LICOCO) IS CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) TO RELEASE THE NAMES OF THOSE CORRUPTED BY GLENCORE, A MINING COMPANY. THIS, AFTER GLENCORE ADMITTED TO AMERICAN JUSTICE “TO HAVE BRIBED OFFICIALS IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, NIGERIA, CAMEROON, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) AND SOUTH SUDAN”.

In a press release published on October 10, 2022, LICOCO considers it necessary that light be shed after revelations of corruption made by Glencore.

Several recommendations were made, particularly with regard to the Government and civil society.

“Whereas in June 2022, following investigations by the UK Serious Fraud Office, Glencore pleaded guilty to paying, through its employees and agents, bribes -wine over $28 million to obtain preferential access to oil, including larger cargoes, higher oil qualities and preferential delivery dates. The sentencing hearing in the London courts is set for November 2022. ”

And to add: “As part of all the procedures and approaches mentioned in this document, heavy fines have been imposed and that, although details of criminal practices have been given, not a single name of the people who have paid the bribes or those to whom the bribes were paid has been disclosed…; With regard to Africa in particular, Glencore admits to having bribed officials in Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC and South Sudan…”, indicates LICOCO.

In terms of recommendations, LICOCO calls on the Government of the DRC through the General Prosecutor’s Office at the Court of Cassation, to urgently summon Glencore and condemn it for acts of corruption.

At the General Prosecutor’s Office at the Court of Cassation, LICOCO recommends that it demand that Glencore cite the names of all the people who had been corrupted so that they can be prosecuted.

Another recommendation, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria and South Sudan are called upon to open investigations in their countries and to demand that Glencore publish the names of those involved. in the corruption scandal.

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