Tanzania: Tanzania freezes assets of anti-graft official over suspected corruption

Author(s): Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala | Date: May 18, 2017 | Language: English
Source: http://af.reuters.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/aXl5PV  | Type: Text

Tanzania’s anti-graft watchdog said on Thursday it had frozen the assets of its chief accountant and planned to charge him with corruption, part of an aggressive anti-graft drive in which thousands of officials have already lost their jobs.
President John Magufuli, in office since November 2015, has vowed to root out the “cancer” of high-level corruption that has long bedevilled economic growth in the east African nation.
The state-run Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) said it had secured a magistrate’s order freezing the assets of Godfrey Gugai, its chief accountant. They include six vehicles and 40 apartments, houses and prime plots in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and other major urban centres.