By Azania Post Reporter and Agencies
THE newly appointed PCCB Deputy Director General Brigadier General John Mbungo, has insisted to fight over graft and asked more cooperation from Tanzanians.
Speaking soon after he was sworn in by President John Magufuli, Mbungo said the war against corruption must get an extra new force.
Brigadier General Mbungo was speaking at the launch of an anti-corruption campaign that was jointly organized by PCCCB and bus rapid transit operator (UDART).
He said government officials who would conceal corruption at their workplaces would be deemed accessories to the vice and prosecuted.
“PCCB is looking forward to receiving cooperation from all and sundry. Any government official who will undermine the war on corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law.”
He counseled that there would no sacred cows in the agency’s endeavour to stamp out corruption in Tanzania.
The PCCB boss said the campaign was aimed at raising public awareness on corruption and encourages the public to shun bribery and volunteer information.
Earlier, swearing in Mbungo at state house on Thursday, President Magufuli directed Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) to take more actions against corruption cases.
“More needs to be done with regard to investigations and prosecutions…I want more corrupt people to be jailed. I know that people don’t want to hear such statements, but I want more people who are involved in corruption to be jailed.
“If these people are jailed, there will no longer be corruption. This must be done steadfastly, and you should fear nobody. Anybody who is involved in corruption is not only my enemy, but is also an enemy of all Tanzanians. We must reach a point where we can live without corruption in Tanzania,” President Magufuli said.