Nearly $2.25 billion is being invested into flood affected areas of Colombia, the government humanitarian organization Colombia Humanitaria announces.
Various media reported that the organization, created by President Juan Manuel Santos to address the flood season crisis, has invested the money into 7,000 projects across the 1,070 municipalities that were affected by the season.
Half the of the money will be invested through the governors and mayors of the areas impacted by the floods. The other half will be carried out by government ministries and administrative departments.
The director of Colombia Humanitaria Jorge Londoño explained that a private company will be monitoring the implementation of the projects to ensure efficiency and transparency.
Londoño addressed issues of corruption with the funds and assured that comptroller, the inspector general, and the prosecutor general are all investigating corruption allegations.
“It would be a crime if Colombia Humanitaria funds were used in the electoral campaign,” said Londoño.