Rwanda justice sector has revealed that last year only Rwf 1.9 billion was retrieved and is still searching for Rwf 1.7 billion diverted public funds.
This was said in a consultative meeting and media briefing organized by the Ministry of Justice on Thursday January 11, 2017 in Kigali.
The meeting brought together leaders, steering committee members and was led by the Chief Justice Prof.Sam Rugege.
It was aiming at assessing the implementation of activities set by the justice sector during the last seven years and gap analysis for further initiatives to help make follow up of pending issues which need justice intervention.
Johnston Busingye, the Minister for Justice, said that they give themselves a long commitment every year to retrieve such diverted economy but fail at the end.
However we use a lot of energy to try retrieving such money as the ones who returned this Rwf 1.9 billion did not come themselves, instead we took time to find them where they were,” said Busingye.
“We did our best to retrieve that money and we are making a follow up of those who still have the rest of the other amount,” he added.
The justice sector considers it better to engage the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) in helping process the payment of such money as they have responsibilities and capacity to set up punishment, including tracing for them on the fields where such people are running their businesses.
Elias HAKIZIMANA @theinspirerpubl