Ministry of Justice to advise on asset declaration

10 Sep 2015 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 10 SEP (NAMPA) – Cabinet has resolved that the Ministry of Justice provide advice regarding the compulsory declaration of interests, assets and remunerative work outside the public service by all civil servants.
Cabinet issued the directive during its latest session took place here on Tuesday.
Speaking at a media briefing here on Wednesday, Minister of Information and Communication Technology Tjekero Tweya said the Ministry of Justice will provide advice and guidelines on what the law requires for public servants to avoid acting outside the parameters of the law.
The Justice Ministry would provide such advice during the next Cabinet briefing on a date yet to be set.
Tweya said Cabinet has approved the framework to be put in place for the declaration of interests, assets and remunerative work by all civil servants.
“Cabinet approved the amendment of regulation 11 to be issued under the Public Service Act 1995 (Act No; 13 of 1995) including the revised declaration forms by civil servants, which are to be scrutinised by the Ministry of Justice before gazetting,” he stressed.
Tweya also announced that Cabinet approved the appointment of Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development, Immanuel Ngatjizeko as member of trustees to the Members of Parliament and other Office-bearers' Pension Fund (MPF) to replace Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila for the period of three years.
Cabinet also approved to retain Minister of Economic Planning and Director-General of the National Planning Commission, Tom Alweendo as trustee member of the fund.
The tenure of the fund’s chairperson, Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein, was also extended from three years to four years.