The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it failing to finalize major investigations on Cashgate scandal due to financial problems.
ACB spokesperson Egrita Ndala said Parliament has extremely reduced the plan of expenditures for ACB in the mid-year budget review which is a barrier for the body complete its tasks.
“The ACB is failing to complete its tasks because the parliament has made the ACB budget reduced”, said Ndala in a statement.
She also said that the development has affected some of Cashgate cases, saying the funding inadequate to mobilize resources.
“Lack of money has indeed affected us, especially investigations of Cashgate cases. Investigations are very expensive because we need money for fuel and other logistics to enable our officers go to the field,” said Ndala.
She further said so far the ACB has only prosecuted 15 Cashgate cases, and called on for government to increase the funding.
“That is why we say it is better to prevent corruption than prosecute a corruption case. It is expensive to investigate and prosecute a corruption case,” said Ndala.