Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has said public officers are not interested in complying with the Asset Declaration Law.
Speaking on JoyFM’s Super Morning Show on Tuesday, May 31, Joseph Whittal said this is because they (public officers) do not want to disclose what they had before coming into public offices.
He said this has made it difficult for the Commission to thoroughly investigate corruption cases brought before it.
With this lamentation, Joseph Whittal wants the yet-to-be laid 2022 Conduct of Public Officers Bill to bite hard on persons who fail to comply with same.
“We want to see what assets, liabilities, and property that public officers have declared. So that we can make up our minds whether they are speaking the truth or not.
“That is what we want. I think that is the signal the problem gave throughout, but it appears the public officers who are running the government are not interested in doing so.”