Declaration of assets welcome, but

The Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Nonofo Molefhi has published a draft of the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Bill in the Government Gazette, to be presented to the National Assembly (NA) during this winter session of Parliament.

This was after decades of public outcry for the country to have a law on declaration of assets and liabilities to fight the ever-increasing corruption in the country. We would like to call on stakeholders to fix some of the ‘mistakes’ we have identified as a society in combating corruption.

It is proposed that the declarations would be made to the Minister by the Director General of Directorate on Corruption and Economic Corruption (DCEC), Speaker of the NA, Permanent Secretary to the President and Permanent Secretaries.

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This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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