Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Legislators and Senators have been given up to tomorrow to declare their Assets.T his was revealed by the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Ziyambi Ziyambi.
Ziyambi Ziyambi said that for purposes of transparency and accountability legislators are expected to submit their declarations and that the process was in line with the Constitution which has a provision for regular declaration of assets by legislators.
As enshrined in Section 198 of the Constitution, holders of public office are expected to make regular declarations of assets. Legislators are expected to declare all their assets within 30 days of being appointed and sworn into office. Declarations forms are expected to be submitted by end of day this Friday 5 October, 2018.
Section 198 of the Constitution which provides for regular disclosure of assets and Standing orders 49 and 48 of the National Assembly and Senate state that every member shall and not may, register all his or her financial interests in a book to be maintained under the direction of the Speaker and president of the Senate. Such registration shall be in a manner specified in the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament. To satisfy those requirements, Parliament came up with the forms of declaration of assets. Legislators are expected to submit their declaration forms within 30 days after taking oath.
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