The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) stated twelve additional personnel and MVR 4 million are needed to expedite and conclude the investigation into the MMPRC embezzlement case.
In response to inquiries from the People’s Majlis Committee on Independent Institutions on Tuesday, ACC President Mariyam Shiuna stressed the joint investigation into the MMPRC scandal comprises scrutinising 338 parties implicated in the scandal, of which only 38 cases have been concluded.
According to Shiuna, the commission spends an average of eight months investigating a single case related to the MMPRC scandal.
She said that the ACC requires 12 additional personnel to hasten the process and that the commission intends to draft a proposal to the finance ministry for additional funds.
The ACC president also stated the commission intends to begin discussions with the finance ministry over the financial proposal within two weeks.
She also indicated that the commission needed around MVR 4 million in funds to speed up the inquiry, although she did not specify if this is to hire extra employees.
Shiuna stated the commission is also experiencing hurdles since some of the workers that investigated MMPRC cases have now left and integrating new recruits into the MMPRC investigation is challenging. She added most ACC staff had been allocated to the MMPRC inquiry in the previous two years.