Blog: Icac pé fané
The United Nations Public Service Award was awarded to the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC), ranking first in the Africa for “her work effectively and responsibly.” This organisation is considered the most prestigious institution to make awards to public institutions.
SAJ even challenged ICAC to prove a case against his son and Paul Berenger threatened the Director of Public Prosecutions and warned him that if ever he advised prosecution against Pravind Jugnauth and if the latter is subsequently acquitted then there would be consequences for the DPP.
The reward of the United Nations Public Service Award, considered as the most prestigious institution to make awards to public institutions to ICAC is a real massive blow to the campaign of both SAJ and Paul Berenger and some in the press against ICAC.
What will SAJ, Paul Berenger say now? Will they say that this prestigious organisation was manipulated by the government or that it made a wrong decision? Will they gainsay that prestigious organisation?
That award to ICAC puts to shame SAJ, Paul Berenger and all their followers and stooges who have been slandering ICAC without bringing any iota of proof in support of their baseless accusations against that institution. They have based their campaign on the arrest of Ms. Maya Hanoomanjee and more particularly of Pravind Jugnauth.
But what SAJ and others seem to have blissfully overlooked is the fact that the mandate of ICAC, an institution that the MMM brought about after scrapping ECO, because presumably ECO was fané too, is not only to investigate cases of corruption but also to educate the public and guide private and public bodies in matters of good governance and measures to combat corruption.
Let us wait and see what the MMM says now. Will Paul Berenger threaten to leave the United Nations just as he threatened to leave the Commonwealth when he was Prime Minister?