Parliament’s Independent Institutions Committee has today voted to dismiss all Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) members following review.
The committee has raised several concerns regarding the capability of the current members of ACC to perform their tasks at a required level – citing underperformance. After the committee’s review, they have now passed to dismiss all current members of ACC.
The parliament’s committee reported that ACC has more than 16,000 pending cases, while a majority of the investigation into corruption cases has been completed, just one percent was forwarded for prosecution. Moreover, it has a huge backlog due to the slow nature of its work. Several cases forwarded to Prosecutor General’s Office were reverted to ACC citing insufficient evidence or paperwork.
Furthermore, the committee also said in its review that ACC has failed to recover several funds of the government lost due to corruption and only MVR 11,000 were recovered by October.
The dismissal of the current serving three members of ACC; ACC President Mariyam Shiuna, Vice President Fathimath Anoola, and Member Aishath Abdulla will be sent to the parliament floor for voting.