ACC receives access to Gedhoruverin Portal

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has received access to the Gedhoruverin Portal used to process applications for government housing projects.

The ACC is conducting a special investigation regarding complaints that corruption was involved in the formulation of the list of recipients of 4,000 flats in Hulhumale' under the previous government's Gedhoruveriya housing scheme. The Ministry of Housing, Land and Urban Development has recently given the ACC access to the online portal, which is required for the commission to complete the investigation.

The ACC stated that it will be providing information as it continues the investigation. The commission has already provided some information to the parliamentary committee on independent institutions. During the committee meeting, the ACC stated that the points automatically awarded to applicants had been altered through the portal. As such, some applicants received more points by inserting false information that they have children or were living in Male'.

Public outrage rose over the issue after the previous government failed to disclose how the points were awarded to the applicants in the list. The had twice instructed the previous government to halt the allocation of the flats until the investigation is complete. The new administration is working with the ACC to resolve the issue.