Somalilandsun: With corruption persistently taking deep roots, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation has launched a programme to support the fight against corruption in Mozambique. Experts have oftentimes suggested that the Central Office for Combating Corruption (GCCC) has to step up efforts, adopt a more strigent measures, at fighting deep-seated corruption that is affecting the socio-economic development in the country.
According to 2019 data from the Central Office for Combating Corruption (GCCC), the Mozambican state, over 10 years, lost €528 million to corruption. Of the total diverted, the Mozambican authorities have recovered only €1.1 million euros. About 1,300 people were arrested in 8,000 suspected corruption cases over the same period.
Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario demanded that the new leadership of the General Inspectorate of the Public Administration take an unrelenting and proactive approach in the fight against corruption.
“The General Inspectorate of Public Administration has, as its mission, to strengthen the fight against corruption in the sector, holding accountable the civil servants involved in corrupt schemes, through either disciplinary or criminal proceedings, with the case files sent to the Public Prosecutor’s Office,” said Rosario.
The new leadership of the Inspectorate must improve coordination with the General Inspectorate of Finance, the Central Office for the Fight against Corruption (GCCC)
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