The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has noted with unease the editorial comment published Thursday November 23 Explosive, but now what?  In particular, the comments that: "The Special Investigating Unit, which is dependent on permission from the president in order to do investigations, has become ineffectual and rather useless." The SIU views these comments as irresponsible particularly where every effort must be made to combat corruption in state institutions and entities and agencies who are tasked with this responsibility must be supported and encouraged to do more. Whilst the SIU legislation requires that a proclamation must be issued by the President prior to the commencement of an investigation, since 2009 over 80 Proclamations have been issued and reports submitted to the Presidency as required by law. Describing the unit as ineffectual and rather useless is misleading to members of the public, particularly given that the unit has in the past 2016-17 financial year exceeded ...

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