Corruption in MPL during lockdown

Maldives Ports Limited (MPL)'s commercial harbor in Male' City seen from above | Photo: MPL

Male’, Maldives – An investigation has started in Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) after several transactions involving corruption came to light, during the work carried out by the company through the Covid-19 lockdown.

In a statement released by MPL, it was announced that an internal audit has been formulated, from which additional areas have been notes which requires further investigation, which is now underway. The company also reassured that employees noted to have been involved in the corruption have been identified and suspended, pending the outcome of the investigations.

Since then, the matter has also been reported to the Maldives Police Service, the Auditor General Office and the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) for further investigation.

Cases of corruption are taken very seriously in this company. Any employee found to have been involved in such acts will have the strictest legal actions taken against them.

MPL stated

MPL also stated that the company will be taking immediate actions are being taken to ensure that such occurrences are kept to nil.