In 2004, a new anti-corruption law was approved, which set out provisions for a new body in the form of the Central Office for Combating Corruption (Gabinete Central de Combate à Corrupção, GCCC). The GCCC was established within the Attorney General’s Office and replaced the anti-corruption unit established in 2003. The GCCC carries out corruption prevention and investigation and operates in Maputo, Beira, and Nampula.
Does your government have a single or primary anticorruption strategy?
YES. IT WAS UPDATED IN THE YEAR 2012
What are the main anticorruption laws of your country?
- The Penal Code;
- Law No. 6/2004, of 17 June, Anti-corruption Act;
- Law No. 14/2012, of 8 February, amending the Law No 22/2007, of 1 August, Organic Law of the Attorney-General’s Office and the Statute of Prosecutors;
- Law No. 16/2012, of 14 August, Law of Public Probity;
- Law No. 1/79, of 11 January, punishing crimes for misappropriation of State’s funds;
- Law No. 15/2012, of 14 August, Witnesses Protection Act; and
- Law No. 7/2012, of 5 February, Anti- Money Laundering Act.
Is there one agency in charge of coordinating AC efforts across agencies?
It is teh ACB
|Number of prosecutors(if applicable)||13|
|Number of investigators (if Applicable)||12|
Number of cases handled annually
|Annual Budget of the Agency||50.075.000 MT|
|Are employees protected by law from recrimination or other negative consequences when reporting corruption (i.e. whistle-blowing)?||Yes|
|Does your country have freedom of information legislation?||Yes|
|Does your country have conflict of interest legislation?||Yes|
|Does your country have a financial disclosure system to help prevent conflicts of interest?||No|
|Who appoints the head of your agency?||The Attorney General|
|Who has the authority to remove the head of the ACA?||The Attorney General|
|Is there any term limit for the head of the ACA?||No|
|Does your agency measure performance?||Yes
|Full access to Government||Yes|