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Declare Assets in two weeks—Akufo-Addo tells Ministers

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President Nana Akufo-Addo Friday directed his ministers to declare their assets in two weeks.

Addressing them during their swearing into office following parliamentary approval at the Flag Staff House he said: “The manifesto has also committed us to implementing an effective asset declaration regime.

“Its relevant elements are these: firstly, the president shall within 14 days forward a list of appointments made in pursuance of chapter 24 of the constitution to the Auditor General. Chapter 24 covers all of us.

“The Attorney General shall forward to parliament a law requiring the Auditor General to publish periodically the list of all persons appointed under chapter 24 of the constitution who have declared or defaulted.”

He continued that: “The new law shall provide for public disclosure of assets declaration. These and other measures indicate the importance our party attaches to the fight against corruption. We here must be in the forefront of that fight. I myself filed my own asset declaration forms two weeks ago after entering into this office on the 23rd of January. All Chapter 24 office holders should do the same.”

He had since left for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Africa Union (AU).

 

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