UN: poverty chief to quit luxury Italian villa

Kanayo Nwanze

This is really enraging.

The head of the UN agency for tackling rural poverty is to move out of his luxury villa in Rome and cut his spending by 20 percent, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday in the wake of an expenses scandal.

Italian media had accused Kanayo Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), of spending up to 300,000 euros (404,000 dollars) a year on a sprawling villa in Rome’s wealthy Via Appia Antica area.

“The president has asked IFAD to cancel his contract on the house and has found a new residence,” Cassandra Waldon told AFP, adding that Nwanze hoped to move out of the villa before the end of the year once the terms were finalised.

IFAD said the media reports contained “inaccuracies” and were “misleading”.

Waldon declined to reveal the cost of renting the villa complex — which boasts its own swimming pool, football pitch and ancient Roman ruins — but said the new accommodation was likely to cost 13,000 euros a month or less.

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Better if it costs less. The best thing has been that, searching for this guy in internet, I have found that Rebelión.org (a very extremist leftwing site published in Spanish) published an interview with this guy considering him as a hero.

I have taken part in the G8 summit in Aquila, Italy. The resulting decision which has allocated $ 20 billion to combat poverty, especially focused on Africa, is a very important signal. I must emphasize the leadership of President Barack Obama in this decision and its application to other rulers, to fulfill this commitment. A new collaborative and genuine  effort between North and South.

Heh, and why this guy didn’t choose to live in a slightly less luxurious house and give the difference ($ 250,000, which is not a little amount) to poverty? Sure, of course, it’s better to live in a mansion with swimming pool and Roman ruins as if you were a rich man’s imperial. Specially if you don’t pay for it….

By the way, now that governments are reducing public expenditure, why these organizations aren’t seeing their bugets reduced?

Related: Kanayo Nwaze page at IFAD’s website.

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