Minister Expresses Disappointment as Opposition Votes Against Anti-Corruption Bill

Minister Expresses Disappointment as Opposition Votes Against Anti-Corruption Bill

The Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, says he is disappointed in the Opposition Senators for voting against the Civil Asset Recovery and Unexplained Wealth (CARU) Bill.  On Monday, the three UDP Senators voted against the proposed legislation, which seeks to empower the Financial Intelligence Unit to reclaim ill-gotten assets and wealth obtained through criminal activities. Musa say the bill is needed to complete the requirements for the full implementation of the United National Convention against Corruption and called the opposition’s move a vote against transparency. 

Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries: “You always hear the former attorney general speak about UNCAC. It is something that he always raises not just in the Senate but when he’s in the media and here is one step in terms of ticking off the boxes required for us to be in satisfaction of the UNCAC requirements and yet the United Democratic Party is voting against transparency and accountability of not just ministers, but also public officers and private individuals across the country to prove how it is that you got so mega wealthy. Prove how it is that you became rich. And that is something that the UDP is voting against. Again, a clear display of what it is that they as a party represent.”

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