Parliament passes Corrupt Practices Act-Amendment Bill

Members of Parliament-MP’s on Friday passed the Corrupt Practices Act – Amendment Bill.

The bill, according to Minister of Justice nd Constitutional Affairs, Samuel Tembenu, reduces the appointing authority of the Director of the Anti-corruption Bureau – ACB, from the State President.

Speaking to VoL after the bill was passed, Tembenu said in the amended bill, the president will only be asked to chose from three names that will be submitted to him by parliament.

Earlier during debate, some opposition parliamentarian expressed worry that leaving the President to make the final appointment, still subjects ACB top position to political abuse.

But Tembenu has downplayed the fears, saying the recommendation from the President will still be subjected to approval from parliament.