Cabinet Ministers & Legislators To Declare Their Assets By Thursday Next Week
Ministers and legislators have been given a week to declare their assets or risk being investigated, The Chronicle reports.
According to the speaker of the parliament, the majority of the parliamentarians have declared their assets but some have not yet done so. This has prompted Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga ‘s African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC) portfolio to demand that parly deals with defiant legislators.
In response Mudenda said:
I wish to inform the House that to date, 244 Members of the National Assembly; which represents 90,3 percent have declared their assets and 26 Members; which represents 9,7 percent have not declared their assets.
In the Senate, 73 Senators representing 91,25 percent of the Senators have declared their assets while seven senators representing 8,75 percent have not declared their assets. The foregoing figures are inclusive of Honourable Ministers.
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All the Hon Members who have not declared their assets are given until Thursday 19th March, 2020, to comply. Failure to do so will lead to the constitution of a Privileges Committee to investigate the matter and come up with the necessary censure. Please be guided accordingly.
More: The Chronicle