Majaliwa forms to Ethics Commission sent, received

30Dec 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Majaliwa forms to Ethics Commission sent, received

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said he has submitted his wealth declaration forms to the Commission for Leadership Ethics on Thursday just hours after President John Magufuli submitted his.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa

Speaking at his home village Namahema ‘A’ in Ruangwa, Lindi region, Majaliwa said his forms were submitted yesterday and he has already received a letter to confirm their being received.

“I have invited you here to confirm that I have met the legal requirement and they have received my declaration and this is the letter,” said the PM, showing the journalists.

President John Magufuli on Thursday directed Ethics Commissioner Judge (rtd) Harold Nsekela to ensure the Ethics Secretariat does not to accept assets and liabilities declaration forms from public officials that are submitted after the legal December 31 deadline.

Dr Magufuli issued the directive after submitting his own forms to the Ethics Secretariat in Dar es Salaam, a statement from the Directorate of Presidential Communications said.

“When December 31 comes, as per the requirements of the law, I ask you Judge Nsekela to draw a line—not accepting any more forms. Then, the law will take its course. I wish you all the best,’’ said Dr Magufuli in a statement circulated to the media by the Directorate of Presidential Communications.

For his part, Judge Nsekela commended President Magufuli for abiding with the law that requires public leaders to declare their assets and liabilities, underlining that wealth declaration was a matter of principle for all public servants and was not optional.

According to Sections 9 and 11 of the Public Services Act number 13 of 1995, all public servants are supposed to declare their wealth. Earlier in a press conference, Judge Nsekela warned that disciplinary measures would be taken against public officials defying the directive.