ANGOLA: CORRUPTION/ANGOP/28/3/18 SABANews 1
LUANDA – Attorney General HELDER PITTA GROZ of ANGOLA has pledged commitment to lead the fight against corruption and suppression of money laundering.
ANGOLA Press Agency, ANGOP, says he has made the declaration before delegates to the opening of the 24TH General Consultative Council of the Attorney General’s Office.
It quotes Mr GRÓZ as saying it is vital to meet the public expectations created during the electoral campaign of President JOAO LOURENÇO regarding the fight against dishonesty and impunity.
He has repeated the words of the Head of State saying no one is so rich or powerful to feel above the Law, and no one is so poor or devoid of property that they cannot be defended by the Law.
Mr GROZ says the inauguration of the new President in SEPTEMBER 2017 was the beginning of a dream of creating a more just society and hoping for better days.
He says his Office stands to guard against lawlessness, defend collective interests, rights, and freedoms, as well as to investigate corruption or fraud by public agents and prevent money laundering.
Meanwhile, Mr GROZ has issued a statement read on his behalf by Deputy Attorney General MOTA LIZ to the press at the end of a meeting with a specialised commission of legislators.
He says the days of impunity are over; as the authorities will soon go after public officials who fail to declare assets and incomes, after having improved their technical and human capacity to handle case by case to fish out offenders.
The ANGOLAN Attorney General says the move to have all State officials declare their wealth helps the country fight against corruption and create public confidence in government institutions./Sabanews/cam