The office of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) president, Joseph Kabila, has sent files of senior government officials accused of corruption to the attorney general for prosecution, according to Information Minister Lambert Mende.
With this move, Mende says, Kabila demonstrates a commitment to root out corruption as well as keep the promise he made in parliament to citizens.
“It was a message to say that enough is enough. We have to stop this [corruption] in our country. The president talks about anti-corruption every year when he gives his speech in parliament; but now, his office has a special adviser and this guy is acting as he was asked to do,” said Mende.
He says the special adviser to Kabila on anti-corruption, former justice minister Luzolo Bambi, compiled the list of the allegedly corrupt officials.