YALI asks the public protector to punish FIC DG

Young African Leaders Initiative President Andrew Nthewewe

Young African Leaders Initiative President Andrew Nthewewe

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has asked the public protector to immediately punish the financial intelligence centre director general, Mary Tshuma and the FIC board.

In a letter dated  11th June, 2018 obtained by qtv news, YALI  president Andrew Nthewewe states that his organization is pursuing the matter in accordance with article 244(1), (2), (a) of the constitution and section 13(1) of the public protector act no.15.

And confirming the development, Mr. Nthewewe says his organization contends that the board and its director, Mary Tshuma breached the financial intelligence act of 2010 as amended in 2016, by publishing details of the report to members of the public.

He also contends that the information routinely gathered by the FIC was wide and doesn’t constitute acts of crimes for now, until verification and further investigations was done on the reported suspicious transactions by law enforcement agencies.

He says the information gathered by the FIC was raw and required further investigations.

Mr. Nthewewe has emphasized that the FIC was not a law enforcement agency and the information it gathered was intelligence in its nature and the disclosure breached the FIC act of 2010 and known government reporting structure and practice of information.

He fears that the information has prejudiced future investigations on the matter and has jeopardized the successful prosecution of the mentioned cases.

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