Of Sh70.3 billion ($30,570,531) that Tanzania’s Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has faverted from illicit trade, the corruption watchdog says Sh45 billion ($19,563,525) was destined to drown in the country’s major water projects.
The facts and figures were aired on Monday 10.12.2018 in a statement by the new PCCB Director Mr. Diwani Athuman during the organ’s Annual General Meeting held in the country’s capital, Dodoma.
It is here in the capital that some of the alleged corruption took place with major projects like the Ntomoko water project been cited. The Director said alleged conspirator shave already been arraigned in court and convictions are expected to go through.
Other named water projects include one in Tanga Region where a tea factory is allegedly the cite of yet more would be corruption cases; ‘but thanks to the vigilant action of our team and patriotism from the general public, the plots were foiled and legal action take,’ he said.
The sum of Sh45billion (($19,563,525) was over the cause of the 2017/18 fiscal year and involves 100s of other cases. The total sum of Sh70.3 billion that was rescued from the jaws of corruption entailed almost 500 cases and already the PCCB has garnered several resounding wins.
The PCCB director saidin his three-month tenure, he has already changed the Bureau’s performance system, whereby, he explains, he cooperates with workmates to take suspects to courts without caring about their positions or personalities.
Giving examples, he said some workers of a tea factory in Tanga Region including some staff and constructors, who were supervising Ntomoko water project in Dodoma Region, had already been taken to court over corruption.