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ED Gives Ministers, Senior Civil Five Weeks to Declare Assets

Senior government workers including cabinet ministers have been given until the 28th of February to submit written declarations of theirs assets, chief secretary to the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda, has said.

Sibanda said President Emmerson Mnangagwa expects full and urgent compliance with the order.

In a statement, Sibanda said this is in line with Mnangagwa’s undertaking to create a responsible, transparent and accountable public service that is “sworn to high moral standards and deserved rewards”.

This directive affects all government ministers and their deputies, permanent secretaries, principal directors, board chairs, chief executive officers of parastatals, local authorities, chairs and members of Commissions.

According to Sibanda, this is consistent with Mnangagwa’s call for civil servants’ “strict adherence to the fundamental tenants of good corporate governance”.

He said the senior civil servants are expected to declare “details of all immovable property owned by the public servant or those in which he or she has interest.”

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