Senator Alexander López Maya, who has denounced irregularities within the Municipal Companies of Cali (Emcali), spoke about the millionaire cost overruns in a contract signed by this entity with Unión Temporal AMI 2022 for the implementation of smart energy meters .
López launched himself against the manager of Emcali, Juan Diego Flórez, a man close to Ospina and who in the past was Secretary of Infrastructure of Cali, for cost overruns in a contract that exceeds 215 billion pesos. These deficiencies in the document have to do, mainly, with the excessive value of electronic devices and equipment necessary for the execution of the project.
“The nerve of the Manager of @EMCALIoficial It has no limits, you scoundrel, they bought a projector for more than 700 million, televisions in 43 million pesos and they made up the figures to embezzle contract No 500-CS-2039 of 2022 with Unión Temporal AMI 2022″, he pointed out on his Twitter account.
The contract includes the purchase of two 55-inch Smart LED televisions for 42,897,987 million pesos (each), when these teams are on the market they are worth six million pesos. In addition, exaggerated charges appear for an ergonomic chair for intensive use 24/7, which appears in the contract for a value of 17,968,474 million pesos (they acquired six); an operational-type workstation with a monitor, at 42,097,035 pesos (they bought 19), and an administrator-type workstation, at 49,327,594 million pesos (they bought three).
“What of @EMCALIoficial It’s already crazy, tax findings for more than 30,000 million pesos last year by the @CGR_ColombiaThey hire paper companies like Klarzen for billions that falsify their information and now cost overruns in the millions,” added the congressman.
In this sense, López urged Mayor Jorge Iván Ospina, who is part of the Emcali board of directors, to answer for the lucrative contract. “Mayor, I repeat, you are the highest administrative authority of the city and you are a member of the board of directors of the city! @EMCALIoficial!!! Law 136/94 in art. 91 forces him to coordinate the activities and services of industrial and commercial companies, why so many embezzlements? ”, He questioned.
The scandals in Emcali are not new. Just in May of this year, the Attorney General asked Ospina to report in detail on 18 inter-administrative contracts, concluded between different entities of the municipality and the entity.
For now, Ospina has only spoken through his Twitter account about the scandal. There he says that Emcali must answer to the competent authorities and that he understands the criticism. “The explanations to be given @EMCALIoficial on the acquisitions of equipment of the control center must make them before the @FiscaliaColI definitely understand the outrage and I demand clear and immediate accounts from all Emcali purchasing staff”, he said.