Billions lost to corrupt state - ACDP

2012-03-31 14:40

Johannesburg - Around R30bn is lost each year as a result of fraud and corruption at government level, the African Christian Democratic Party said on Saturday.

"The special investigating unit (SIU), in response to an ACDP question, stated that the extent of fraud and corruption in the state procurement process is estimated to be between R25bn to R30bn per year," the party's leader Kenneth Meshoe said in a statement.

"Whilst the government has adopted many polices and task teams to fight corruption, it doesn’t seem to be helping."

Meshoe said to combat the high levels of corrupt activities, the party concluded that the personnel and capacity of the SIU should immediately be expanded.

Capacity in turn should be increased in allied law enforcement agencies such as the asset forfeiture unit and Hawks.

Improved state auditing processes, protection for whistleblowers and holding director generals' accountable were also areas that needed to be addressed.

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