The National Assembly, elected in 2020, will investigate complaints about alleged acts of corruption at service stations in the country that sell gasoline at subsidized prices. With a pro-government majority, according to a press release issued this Wednesday by the Legislature.
First Vice President of Parliament Chavista Pedro Infante urged the Energy and Petroleum Commission to “investigate gasoline service stations subsidized by the Venezuelan state for alleged acts of corruption”.
Corruption in subsidized gasoline service stations
The commission is expected to summon officials from the Ministry of Petroleum, which was condemned by opposition deputy Carlos Mello, who said he was “victim and witness to the irregularities experienced by Venezuelans in queues destined to fill gasoline vehicles”. “.
Mello urged authorities to expand the investigation and punish those responsible for any acts of corruption, “to avoid this situation and to enforce the law to protect people, regardless of their political status,” according to the note. without doing.”
On Tuesday, Tarek William Saab, the attorney general, reported opening an investigation into “irregularities at a service station” in an area of eastern Caracas where an employee fraudulently supplied fuel dispensers to users for the purpose of “criminal profiteering”. and hurts them financially.”
Several regions of the country have once again experienced fuel supply failures in recent months, which were recently alerted by the Federation of Venezuelan Animal Husbandry Associations (Fedenaga), which blamed the situation for meat and milk. Effects were reported in the production of ,