PCCB Katavi to launch 3 month probe in project mismanagement

21Jan 2021
Neema Hussein
The Guardian
PCCB Katavi to launch 3 month probe in project mismanagement

The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Commission (PCCB) in Katavi Region plans to launch a three month intensive investigation to root out all mismanagement elements in the region's development projects.

The announcement was made earlier today by the Acting Katavi Regional Commissioner Faustine Maijo when he was presenting their performance report for the period of October - December 2020.

"Much of the money that the government provides for the implementation of various projects is misused and as a result, our projects are not being completed in time and in other cases they are substandard," he said.

He said other than investigating development projects, they will also strengthen efforts to end embezzlement in cooperatives, bad credit given to citizens and civil servants and the issue of student grant funds that are allegedly misused by head teachers and fund managers.

As for their perfromance in the period October-December 2020, he said PCC managed to save  over 170/- million in various areas including the Mpate Sacco's, the Forest Department, the Amcos cooperative, and in tax collection.

Meanwhile, the official said the commission has an ongoing investigation involving at least three health department staff members at the Ilembo Health Center. The three public servants are suspected on charges of theft of government drugs as well as soliciting and receiving bribes from patients.

As an example, he said the corruption watchdog has returned 23,000/- to a woman who was forced to pay bribe to a nurse at the Lugata Mazuka Regional Hospital.

More on PCCB and the fight against corruption here https://epaper.ippmedia.com 

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