Tanzania offers $4,500 reward for arrest of anti-graft official on the run
President John Magufuli of Tanzania
London, Nov. 16, 2017 (AltAfrika)-Tanzania has offered a reward of 10 million shillings ($4,500) for the arrest of a former chief accountant of its anti-graft watchdog, who is on the run after been placed under investigation for fraud.
.John Mbungo, deputy director general of the state-run Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), told reporters that the agency’s former chief accountant, Godfrey Gugai, is on the run after his assets were frozen in May as part of a graft investigation.
The frozen assets include six vehicles and 40 apartments, houses and prime plots in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and other urban centers.
Public officials convicted of possession of unexplained wealth face a sentence of up to seven years in jail, a fine or both.
Foreign investors have long complained that corruption is a big obstacle to doing business in the country.
President John Magufuli, in office since November 2015, has launched a crackdown on high-level corruption that has already seen thousands of public officials losing their jobs