Committee moves to initiate dismissal all ACC members

Members of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) hold a press conference on March 28, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Parliament’s Independent Institutions Committee has voted to initiate the process of dismissal all members of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). 

The committee made the decision on Thursday, following a review of the performance of ACC members. 

Committee chair, Addu Meedhoo MP Rozaina Adam said the decision was made with the vote of all committee members, except one. 

The committee had decided in November that they would recommend the dismissal of members found to be underperforming following their review. 

The committee will base the decision to dismiss ACC members on the findings of the performance audit. The audit uncovered the commission had over 16,000 pending cases.