The cooperative karibu from the Municipality of Sezzein the province of Latinwould have collected five and a half million of Euro of public funds in 18 years: almost all without race, moving forward from extension to extension. This is what emerges today from the ongoing investigations into the case of cooperatives linked to the family of Aboubakar Soumahoro: the newspaper reports it the Republic. According to the reconstruction, Karibu in fact, he had won the first tender for the projects Sprar in 2001, but has since continued to be awarded funds moving forward between one extension and the other. All through the National Fund for Asylum Policies and Services, which makes funds available to local authorities to be used for the creation of reception projects within the Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees. The assignments were thus extended without tender through simple municipal decisions. The mechanism would continue until 2019, the year in which a new tender was opened and assigned to another cooperative. According to Angelo Tripodigroup leader of the League in the regional council, the cooperative «had a strong ties with the Democratic Party and the Municipalities administered: by loans with public fundsoften without a race, at punctual extensions close to deadlines, from properties rented by public employees to the coop, up tohiring of a democratic administrator in the society of Soumahoro’s mother-in-law».
The case of nearby Roccagorga
Recently, the police have seized extensive documentation from Karibu di Sezze. Many gods documents had been thrown in the bins before the site was closed down. The cooperative in question manages the 40% of the centers for migrants in the Pontine area. The allegations against the cooperative concern the violation of workers’ rights, from unpaid wages, to the hypothesis of false invoices to migrants forced to work in difficult conditions. On the case are also ongoing investigations of the Labor Inspectorate and the Ministry of Enterprises. Similar to what happened in Sezze would also have been the trend in the nearby Roccagorgaa center of approx 4 thousand inhabitants, where in 2005 the Sprar project was entrusted to the Karibu cooperative which then continued with a system of extensions for 15 years. In fact, the convention was renewed every 3 years. «We said enough to that system. We had collected numerous reports of too many problems with the houses where the migrants were hosted,” said the former tourism councilor Andrea Orsini.
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