If there are no well-trained independent prosecutors and if there are no judges who would pass judgments in accordance with the law, corruption will continue to flourish. The president of the Action and Solidarity Party Maia Sandu, ex-Premier, in a video interview for IPN News Agency said that namely for these reasons the previous Government insisted on the justice sector reform and the appointment of an independent professional as prosecutor general.
Maia Sandu said the former executive began with this reform because corruption is the main impediment in the country’s development and is an obstacle to reforming all the areas. When she served as a minister of education, she tied to do reforms, but it is impossible to do this when the state funds are embezzled. The stolen money, including the bank funds, could have been invested in education as it is nowadays important to train good teachers and conditions are needed in this regard. To solve the problems encountered in education and also in healthcare and infrastructure, the ‘faucets’ through which public money is stolen should be turned off. Also, a signal should be transmitted that the acts of corruption are punished.
The ex-Premier noted the executive she led transmitted this message very clearly and spoke about the existing schemes, these being temporarily stopped. If these schemes had been stooped for at least a year, the effect would have been felt nationwide. As not the Cabinet should catch thieves and corrupt functionaries, it decided to assume responsibility for amending the law on the prosecution service. They wanted an independent prosecutor general who would fight corruption.
“Even if this government tries to play the reform game, the international community’s messages are very harsh and clear. They cannot come and manipulate and sell what wasn’t a reform. We, in society, will insist and will inform the people as we must reform the justice sector even if this takes time,” stated Maia Sandu.
The interview “PAS president Maia Sandu’s view about the state of affairs in Moldovan society at the intersection of years” forms part of the series “Crossroads of years through the angle of the ideal of living better at home” that also involve President Igor Dodon and Prime Minister Ion Chicu and the leaders of the main parliamentary parties Pavel Filip and Andrei Năstase.