BANGUI, Central African Republic – A company working in Central African Republic on a U.N. contract says it has fired a driver who took bribes to transport Muslim civilians to safer parts of the country amid rising sectarian violence.
Dubai-based ECOLOG International said Tuesday that it has terminated the employee implicated in the matter.
A U.N. document obtained by The Associated Press last month said Muslim civilians had been found aboard a convoy in August.
Others based in the town of Bangassou confirmed some had paid $100 each for a ride to the capital. Taking money from civilians for transport aboard U.N. convoys is forbidden by U.N. policy.
ECOLOG, which has a $53 million contract with the U.N. mission in Central African Republic, says it has strengthened its education of employees on U.N. policies.