PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE DEMANDS ACTION AGAINST FRAUDSTERS

TANZANIA: CORRUPTION/DAILY NEWS/9/2/18 SABANews 1

Parliament of Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – The Parliament of TANZANIA Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee says it is concerned about lack of action against proven corrupt officials in the country.

The DAILY NEWS says the team has called on the State to prosecute thieves and dishonest people who have abused public funds and sabotaged national development plans.

The committee has issued a statement to the National Assembly, raising alarm over former officials of the National Social Security Fund who were dismissed in 2016.

It says they were accused of corruption and embezzlement of public funds, but none of them has appeared before the courts over the TWO years.

The committee says the government has been firm against corruption and over expenditure, and it should act now on the case of the dismissed National Social Security Fund officials.

Committee Chairperson MOHAMED MCHENGERWA says organs like the Social Security Regulatory Authority, the Bank of TANZANIA, as well as the Prevention and Combatting of Corruption Bureau have worked on the matter.

Meanwhile, TWO more parliamentary committees have tabled their reports in the National Assembly demanding action on the shortage of civil servants and fast track reviews of subsidiary legislations in TANZANIA./Sabanews/cam

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