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August 11, 2016 9:26 am

UN Report: Funds for Gaza Construction ‘Incorrectly’ Handled by Non-Staff Personnel

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The Gaza Strip. UN funds for construction in the territory were incorrectly handed  by non-staff UN personnel. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Gaza Strip. UN funds for construction in the territory were incorrectly handed by non-staff UN personnel. Photo: Wikipedia.

While controversy continues to swirl around the huge Hamas tunnel network in Gaza, an internal United Nations audit report reveals that a UN Development Program office that funds and monitors spending on construction in the territory allowed at least five non-staff contract employees to handle “core” procurement processes that only staffers are supposed to handle, including those for ordering up “significant” civil construction activities.

Moreover, the report says, of the UNDP office: “the Office was not monitoring and recording actual work” performed by these individuals and other contract employees handling “core” functions, and the terms of reference for their employment “did not include specifications for services provided to particular projects” — in other words, were relatively undefined.

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