Chakwera advised to fire all public officers who fail to declare assets

President Lazarus Chakwera administration has come under intense pressure to fire all public officers who fail to declare their assets according to the law.

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The Office of the Director of Public Officer’s Declaration (OPDOD) newly-appointed director general Michael Chiusiwa said the previous governments, including the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Peoples Party never acted on the recommendations from the OPDOD to fire such officers in government for their failure to declare their assets.

“Previous governments gave a blind eye to our recommendations to fire such public officers but the current administration is supporting us,” he said.

Chiusiwa could however not say how many cabinet ministers and public officers in the Chakwera administration have declared their assets, saying the real picture would appear next week.

Politicians and public officers in the Chakwera government were given up to July 31 to declare their assets.

The directorate is an independent governance public institution within Malawi Government established in 2014 under Section 6(1) of the Public Officers’ (Declaration of Assets, Liabilities and Business Interests) Act.

The Act provides legal and institutional framework for prescribed public officers to declare their assets, liabilities and business interests upon assuming office.

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2 years ago

Yambani inu abusa

Mwini muzi
2 years ago

If deadline was 31 July and nothing has come forward, what bigger picture are we getting from this small failure? We have seen people underdeclaring and not declaring at all thinking that it’s safe to do so yet so dangerous because when life style audits kick start, those who underdeclare and fail to declare will become casualties of the audits.

Joseph Mwakibinga
Joseph Mwakibinga
2 years ago

Although this is the right approach and indeed a crucial requirement, I feel the Director of this organisation his priorities totally wrong. I thought he was going to tell Malawians that the President and his Vice have declared their assets which are blah! blah! blah! That if the rest who required to do so by such such a date dont, then disciplinary action will be meted. If I remember well, Chakwera in his maiden speech said he was going to be the first person to do exactly that. Let him come out in the open clean and fulfil his promises.… Read more »

Mjomba che binya
Mjomba che binya
2 years ago

Chakwera and Chilima anapeleka kale zawo. OPDOD will publish these soon.

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