Assets and liabilities bill is without force

MPs will soon be required to decalre their assets PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
MPs will soon be required to decalre their assets PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Whilst there is general excitement that the long awaited Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Bill to be presented in the winter sitting will stem the tide against perceived corrupt practices among the country’s elites, a local attorney has punched holes into the draft Bill.

In effort to implement a long time parliament decision, the Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Nonofo Molefhi published a draft of the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Bill in the Government Gazette. The intention is to present the instrument to the National Assembly during this winter session of Parliament.

The move comes after decades of public outcry for the country to have a law on declaration of assets and liabilities as way to fight the ever-increasing corruption levels in the country.

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