Top officials from Vanuatu under investigation for misuse of EU biofuel funding

May 14, 2019 |

In Vanuatu, Radio New Zealand reports that a total of 19 senior officials including the former prime minister, two MPs and French energy company UNLCO are all under investigation for misuse of $1.3 million awarded by the European Commission for biofuel project development in Torba, Penama and Malampa provinces. Nearly all of the funds have been used up but there has been no project development. In September 2018, a separate investigation found that another $2.5 million in European development funds had also been misused.

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