DCEC limps at half capacity

Joseph Mathambo. PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Joseph Mathambo. PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

Director General of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) Joseph Mathambo says the organisation faces challenges in executing its mandate.

This is revealed in a recently released DCEC annual report for the year ending 31st December 2018.

“The constraints imposed on the DCEC are a direct result of the current administrative setup, which places the recruitment and emolument structures of the DCEC under the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM). The inability to recruit identified personnel with competitive emoluments means that on the ground, the DCEC is operating at half capacity due to chronic manpower shortage,” he wrote.

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