Mali – Kayes : at least ten tanks of 50,000 liters of fuel escape customs control every month


In Mali, the Office of the Auditor General (BVG) presented its report to the President of the Republic Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on Wednesday. The report shows more than 70 billion of shortfalls for the State. The auditor pointed out “failures” notably on the control of imports of petroleum products on the Dakar-Bamako route. “At least ten tanks of 50,000 liters” escape each month from customs control.

Among the “serious breaches”, according to the Auditor General, the improper exercise of the profession of customs broker and failing essential controls during the transit operations and the non-application of penalties provided for customs offenses.

“These failures mean that at least one tank with a capacity of 50,000 liters of super fuel escapes control every three (3) days, or at least 10 tanks of this same capacity per month”, he notes.

A remark that the BVG endorses, according to him, “the discovery” in May 2015 of some fifty tanks “fraudulently that entered Malian territory in the constant and contradictory presence of the auditors of the BVG and the elements of the control office within the General Directorate of Customs.