The Ministry of Finance is investigating a case in which a Cessna C2006 was allegedly purchased with public funds in 2017. Minister Armand Achaibersing of Finance and Planning reported this investigation at the assembly meeting on Tuesday, after questions about this purchase were asked from the meeting room.
The minister said that, apparently as a result of this investigation, the amounts had been reimbursed twice. One of the amounts is US $ 30,000, which was returned on Tuesday March 23. The other amount, US $ 150,000, was repaid on Monday March 15. A total of US $ 443,685 was paid for the six-passenger jet from the Treasury account.
“This aircraft is under investigation,” said Minister Achaibersing, who indicated that the Cessna C2006 was purchased in June 2017. He cited a letter addressed to Ginmardo Kromosoeto, director of the Surinamese Post Savings Bank (SPSB). Minister Achaibersing: “Regarding: the rating of aircraft as discussed with the President His Excellency DD Bouterse.”
The Minister says that this letter indicates what a Cessna C2006 costs in the event of a breakdown. “This is what I can tell you about the purchase of the plane at state expense,” he told the college.