How common are government authority investigations into allegations of bribery?
Bribery & Corruption
Once an allegation of bribery is received by a government authority, necessary investigations are carried out after obtaining necessary sanctions / approvals (as required under PCA and the rules of service governing the concerned public servant.). Upon completion of investigation, the matter is referred to the court for further proceedings in accordance with the governing enactment. In the recent past the investigative authorities have adopted a rather stringent approach so far as cases of corruption and bribery are concerned. The manifest intention behind the said approach is to act as a deterrent and regulate the accountability public officials as well as large corporations which would necessitate the implementation of adequate compliance measures to avoid offences of similar nature.
In Angola, judicial decisions are not available to the public on a centralised database, except for Constitutional Court’s decisions. Therefore, the frequency of investigations of alleged bribery is virtually impossible to tell.
According to statistics from the General Department of Justice Policy, between 2007 and 2015, the Judiciary Police has, on average, begun 378 new investigations into alleged corruption cases per year.