MPs Assets Bill gazetted

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

The long awaited Law forcing MPs, the President and Ministers to declare their assets and liabilities is finally here, after a draft bill was gazetted on October 22 by Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Lesego Motsumi, exactly 14 years after parliament first agreed such a law should be enacted.

However punitive actions for MPs who fail to declare their assets or under-report them is only P10,000, or suspension from sitting session of parliament for 30 days, and nothing more.

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) refused to be pressured by minority parties in parliament when the Botswana Congress Party leader, Dumelang Saleshando requested to be allowed to draft the law and [continue reading]


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