Former Tunisian PM denies claims he embezzled British grant – The North Africa Post - News Summed Up

Former Tunisian PM denies claims he embezzled British grant – The North Africa Post


Youssef Chahed, a former Tunisian Prime Minister denied media reports that he misused in 2018 a British grant for his own benefit, during his term in office, Business News reports. This is all a work of pure imagination,” Chahed who led the country as Prime Minister from 2016 to 2020, said in a statement. His reaction comes amid ongoing state investigations into embezzlement of grants and loans accorded to the North African country by officials over the past decade. About the alleged $18 million embezzled, media reports claimed Chahed used the money to bribe journalists and media to polish his image. The British embassy in Tunis in a statement indicate that the British government does not fund any pro-government media campaigns in support of the Tunisian executive or against social protests.


Source: The North Africa Journal August 06, 2022 00:22 UTC



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