Verification of declared assets to begin Dec 14: Malawi holding politicians to account

Office of the Director of Public Officers Declarations will on December 14th commence physical verification exercise of initial declarations submitted by public officers.

Tukula:  My office is prepared to commence the verification of assets declared by public officers

Tukula: My office is prepared to commence the verification of assets declared by public officers

Briefing the media in Lilongwe on Thursday Director of Asset Declarations Christopher Tukula said the physical verification methodology involves comparing the data in the forms with data in various public agencies and private entities to check authenticity, veracity and accuracy.

Tukula said the exercise will involve visiting sites for inspection and assessment of declared movable and immovable properties and wherever necessary professional experts will be used in the process at the expense of the Directorate.

Institutions that declared their assets include Ministry of Lands and Housing, Local Government Council registries, Malawi Housing Corporation, Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services, Financial Institutions, Malawi Revenue Authority, among others.

Tukula revealed that 10,200 listed public officers who were serving in various positions when the Act became effective on 1st July, 2014 submitted their initial declaration between 1st October and 31st December, 2014.

“The 10,200 listed public officers are the ones whose declared assets will undergo the verification exercise to prove if indeed what they filled on the forms was truthful,” he explained.

He said that the initial declaration will be followed by an annual declaration update that will be filed bwithin thirty days after the commencement of each fiscal year.

He added: “Each listed member is required to submit a duly completed, signed and commissioned annual declaration form as an update return to the Initial Declaration which was already submitted, the annual declaration form shall be submitted directly to the director.”

Tukula revealed that from December 7th the public access platform which was initially operational for officers in the political and elected officer’s category only will be open to the public for all categories of listed officers.

Public access to declarations is a legally sanctioned and internationally recognized practice which is widely accepted as a reasonable, necessary and justifiable public interest derogation of private interests in modern democratic governance.

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attorney general
Guest

Ngati munagula nyumba ndi magalimoto ndi ndalama zkoba ndikunama popanga declare akugwirani.zanu izo.

choncho
Guest

uchitsilu. All they want is to be rich thru allowances. These bastards shall be receiving allowances and sleeping with prostitutes in hotels at the expense of we the tax payers. Go ahead. Everyone wants to eat

Okhrana
Guest

Sampling ndiye kuti chani? Chamba eti? Ndani amaganiza that Nyamilandu mwana wa Manda cn b implicated m’cashgate? Tiyeni tonse ati werengere ma assets

choonadi
Guest

Kodi mukamati gvt ichite ichi ichite chakuti chakuti mumayesa kuti izichita mwaulele? Apanso mukuti verification iwononga ndalama. Ndiye mumati verification apange bwanji?

Dausi Phiri
Guest

Whether we like it or not Malawi is in tatters.We have a very high hill to climb economically,socially and even politically hence wasting resources should be based on priority to those activities which will result to positive change of the above rather than these that we know will yield nothing apart from enriching few individuals.

kwanda mngonyama
Guest

muyambire uyu amati ali ndi $8m ku banki kenako nkusintha amvekere simunandimve bwino ndimati $2m and also check his overvalued American house. asatitopetse bwampini ameneyu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fravious Manda
Guest

This is just wastage of resources money and time WS well. Yet we are already in financial crisis, why can’t we use that money for allowances and fuel to buy medicine and repair Hospital Lab machines which are not working in different Hospitals country wide. Let’s concentrate on very important issues and we should love our own motherland.

mapwevupwevu
Guest

Iwe nstikana Tukula… Tukula Tukula Tukula. Another white elephant.

john
Guest

Is this workable in Malawi?Tingoonongapo ndalama in allowances for guys working at this office.Can you verify assets for 10200 officers?

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Guest

I think they should just sample those which look questionable and of public interest. I dont think they even have a budget for this mammoth task.

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