The Mauritian government is to set up a Serious Fraud Office for the investigation of corruption, money laundering and financial crimes, according to Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam.
Ramgoolam told Parliament here Monday that consultations were still ongoing between his office and that of the Attorney General on this matter.
”The Parliamentary Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has already made proposals for further legislative reforms and has also submitted a draft Declaration of Assets Bill to replace the existing one,” he said.
The Prime Minister also enumerated various measures that are being implemented to promote transparency.
”The Declaration of Assets should be viewed as one of the mechanisms, alongside the various anti-corruption measures, to foster a culture of integrity and ethical conduct in public life as well as in the society in general,” Ramgoolam observed.