Goal to name new general manager this evening
Aid agency Goal is expected to name a new general manager to replace former chief executive Barry Andrews following a board meeting this evening.
Mr Andrews chose to end his four-year tenure last week amid continued fallout from allegations of bribery and bid rigging against the charity, and a spokesman for Goal confirmed that the new appointment will be made on an interim basis.
The Irish-based organisation came to the attention of USAID, the US government’s foreign aid arm, over the summer when it was ordered to cease procurement operations in Syria due to questions over a €154,000 tender for aid items in the war-torn country.
The Government subsequently decided to withhold a total of more than €10 million in humanitarian funding earmarked for Goal, on top of the €6.2 million initially suspended by USAID, pending the outcome of investigations.More...