Profiles: Mozambique

Last Updated: December 2014


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?


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

Functions Prevention,Investigation,Prosecution,Forensic
Permanent Staff 72
Number of prosecutors(if applicable) 13
Number of investigators (if Applicable) 12

Number of cases handled annually

Budget Autonomy Yes
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