INTOX: These Toyota Land Cruiser V8 cars have not been bought by Mali’s National Transitional Council in 2022 | By PesaCheck | January, 2023
The picture shows the vehicles on display in a car park in January 2021, and Aboubacar Sidiki Fomba, a member of the oversight commission of Mali’s National Transitional Council, said the current Malian legislature had never purchased such vehicles.
A Facebook post claiming to show high-end vehicles purchased by the National Transitional Council (CNT) in Mali in 2022 is INTOX.
The post features two white Toyota 4x4s and reads: “Mali / CNT: Twenty (20) V8 cars purchased with Mali taxpayers’ money. This CNT should consider imposing a reduction in the standard of living of its members and the state, this long-awaited restructuring has to be done.
PesaCheck reviewed the post and found that the photo does not show the vehicles purchased by Mali’s National Transitional Council in 2022.
A reverse image search on Google shows that the image was first posted on the Facebook page of car sales company Mali Motors. This appears among several other photos posted by the company on January 3, 2021.
Google search with keywords “New V8 Car, CNT, Mali” does not give any official information about such information in local and international media.
Aboubacar Sidiki Fomba, a member of the supervisory commission of the National Transitional Council (CNT), reached by PesaCheck by phone, also denies the information about the purchase of new cars, then clarifies: No V8 cars were purchased from CNT in 2022. As a member of the control commission, I have never seen a document related to V8s. “.
Fomba added: The CNT program, developed from 2021, provided for the purchase of vehicles, but of the Prado v6 type. However, due to budget shortfalls, members have been asked to protect themselves in 2021-22 before the vehicles are put into service. Which cars must be returned after the expiration date “.
Therefore, the photo does not show the cars purchased by CNT, as the author of the false post claims.
It should be noted that the CNT is the transitional legislative body in Mali. It had 121 members at its inception in 2020 before expanding to 147 in October 2022. It is a body consisting of military, political movements and civil society organizations.
PesaCheck reviewed a post purporting to show a 2022 V8 vehicle purchased by the National Transitional Council (CNT) in Mali and found it to be an INTOX.
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This fact check was written by a fact-checker Mordecai BOLI and edited Josaphat Finogbe, Article editor at PesaCheck. This article has been approved for publication by an editor at PesaCheck Doreen Wainainah.
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