It is well no one who thinks that this is sensible use of assistance, " says Helge André Njåstad, who is the second deputy chairman of Parliament's finanskomité for the Progress party.
He believes that the ministry of Foreign affairs (UD) missed the total by to support the police in Nicaragua, with 37 million after president Daniel Ortega came to power in 2007, so Dagbladet wrote about on Saturday.
Ortega has received hefty criticism after the police and paramilitary cracked down mass demonstrations in april 2018. Over 325 people have been killed since 18. april.- Not to the oppressors
Njåstad believe the project is a good example of that development cooperation funds can be used "completely against its purpose which is to promote the country's ability to make it more even".
- It is in everyone's interest that the assistance should go to help people, and not to those who oppress the people, he says to Dagbladet.Democracy is a non-issue in Norway's oil aid to Nicaragua
When the swedes had given thanks, went to Norway in 2013 alone furthermore, with the politii-project, which should increase police professionalism and competence.
human rights organizations and the press in Nicaragua had long written about the police harassment of opponents of president Ortega.
In 2015, warned førstesekretæren at the Norwegian embassy in Guatemala about a party-controlled police who used violence against the protesters. The project continued as planned and was completed in 2016 - without the evaluation, the embassy asked for."TERRORIST": "Kuppmakere", "terrorists", "criminals" are characteristics of the Nicaraguan police chief Francisco Díaz (t.h.) use of the hundreds arrested during the protests against the Daniel Ortegas regime. Photo: Henning " /Dagbladet Show more - Need to follow up
"the Decision not to prioritise a review was made because it would have limited usefulness," wrote pressetalsperson Siri Svendsen in UD before christmas in an email to Dagbladet.
- UD need to set higher standards, and follow up bekymringsmelidngene from utestasjoner, " says Helge André Njåstad.
He believes it must be up to the UD to find the right measures to avoid something similar in the future.
It's UD which is the executive authority here, so they must respond on what they intend to do, " says Njåstad.Tania as his son Matt (16) get killed on TV " Plus "Very regrettable"
In his e-mail to Dagbladet wrote pressetalsperson Siri Svendsen in UD that also kvinnenettverk and non-governmental organizations in Nicaragua have received Norwegian support.
"Politiinnsatsen was thus part of a larger programtilnærming with several involved partners. (...) We must nevertheless recognize that the development within the nicaraguan police has gone in the wrong direction. It is very regrettable", she wrote, among other things.