Members Of The House Agreed to Declare and Publish Assets
As a way to promote transparency and accountability in Government, Honorable House of Representatives of the 55th Legislature- House of Representatives under the leadership of Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koff as Speaker has unanimously voted, authorizing its Chief Clerk, to publish the assets declared by all members within a period of one month.
Members of the House of Representatives, are required to obtain the asset declaration document from the Chief Clerk’s Office to fill in and submit.
The plenary also granted, that the assets of individual lawmakers declared, be published into at least three local dailies exactly one month following the submission.
A release issued by the Press Bureau of the House of Representatives says, plenary took the decision during its Thursday, January 18, 2024, 3rd day sitting on Capitol Hill.
Part 10.1 of the National Code of Conduct for all Public Officials and Employees of the Government of the Republic of Liberia captioned: Declaration of Assets and Performance Bonds provides that “Every Public Official and Employee of Government involved in making decisions affecting contracting, tendering or procurement, and issuance of licenses of various types shall sign performance or financial bonds and shall in addition declare his/her income, assets, and liabilities prior to taking office and thereafter”.
The latest decision by the Honorable House of Representatives is in fulfilment of the code of conduct and promoting transparency and accountability in Government