The Plurinational Legislative Assembly of Bolivia approved on Monday a measure to create a special mixed commission to investigate the alleged additional costs incurred in purchasing 170 respirators from a Spanish company, and which are already used to temporarily detain the former minister have led Marcelo Navaja’s health.
During a regular session, the Assembly ordered the creation of two commissions, one of which will investigate this alleged cost overrun, while the other will be responsible for determining the level of involvement of the Bolivian State Tax Oil Fields (YPFB) and Bolivian aviation ( BOA).
The commission is formed by the Senators and MPs of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) Erwin Rivero, Ciro Zabala, Alicia Canqui, Tito Veyzaga, Edgar Montaño and Justino Jurado, according to the Bolivian newspaper “Page seven”; of those of the Democratic Unity (UD) Edwin Rodríguez and María Calcina; and by Helmut Salinas from the Christian Democratic Party (PDC).
The Bolivian prosecutor is investigating the acquisition at an additional cost of 170 respirators, for which the government paid more than $ 27,000 to Spanish company GPA Innova when the market price would be around $ 7,000. Another Spanish company, IME Consulting, worked as an intermediary.