Finance Minister Ameer asks ACC to fast track corruption investigations of top govt. officials

Finance Minister Ibrahim Ameer | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives – The Finance Minister of Maldives, Ibrahim Ameer has requested the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to expedite investigation of all cases, including cases filed against top government officials.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Procurement Guidelines and Job Classification Framework for State-owned enterprises today, Minister Ameer said that the best way to combat corruption is to establish easy systems to file complaints and while individuals can file complaints to the ACC, the President’s Office has also created a system for whistle blowing.

Such cases are being sent to the ACC and Privatization and Corporatization Board (PCB) and investigated. … [ACC President] Please investigate quickly even if the complaint is against a top government official. I request you to free the state from the disease of corruption through labouring day and night.

Finance Minister Ameer

The Finance Minister said that he for one would be extremely sadenned if money and property is lost due to corruption, and pledged that he would provide full support for corruption investigations.

Minister Ameer said that while there are a number of public service companies, and these companies provide vital services to the public, there are significant discrepancies in the procurement policies. These discrepancies aid corruption.

The introduction of the job classification framework and procurement policies are expected to streamline administrative processes and allow for a smooth running enterprises with high productivity, good service and in a sustainable manner.