Government will spare no effort to ensure accountability and rule of law - Justice Minister says

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Government will spare no effort to ensure accountability and rule of law - Justice Minister says

Yanditswe Jul, 09 2020 15:42 PM
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The Justice Minister and Attorney General Johnston Busingye has said that measures to prosecute crimes that eat into the country's economy are going to be more effective than ever in eradicating the culture of impunity. 

In a press conference earlier, on Wednesday, Busingye said that in the prosecution of these crimes there should be no distinction between what some call big fish and small fish but what should be taken into account is the seriousness of the crimes in the interests of justice.

There has been a mounting concern of high profile people or what people would call the big fish abusing public office who are being prosecuted for various crimes against the country's economy and national resources. the director of transparency international Rwanda Ingabire Marie Imaculée says these are significant changes and are changing the face of justice and it increases confidence that it will be productive this time around.

The 2018/2019 Auditor General's report showed that Rwf8.6 billion was wasted in the Public Sector and 5.6 billion in 2018 in addition to the  lack of transparency in procurement and other factors that cause the government to incur losses.

Regarding the recent decision of the French Court of Appeal in Paris to drop the case in the downing of former president Juvenal Habyarimana's plane, Minister Busingye says that since the beginning of the investigation, there has been no basis for non-judicial interests.

Minister Busingye, also noted that the Rwandan judiciary is continuing to monitor the trial of Kabuga Felicien and other cases of genocide suspects in cooperation with the international community and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

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