Awesa: Sweep yet to convict

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The National, Wednesday July 17th, 2013

 TASK Force Sweep team has not convicted anyone since it was set up, Parliament was told yesterday.

Works and Implementation Minister Francis Awesa said although many people had been formally charged, none of them had been convicted for misappropriation, fraud and other crimes relating to the use of public funds.

“Since the establishment of the anti-corruption unit, we have yet to see someone being imprisoned so it carries a warning to others,” he said.

“When will we get a report that a person has been convicted?

“We have a problem, a lot of people have been charged but no conviction. These are people who have stolen money from the taxpayers.

“If we cannot see people going to jail then we can’t see changes.

“If we do not do that then we will not get any far.”