Monday, 04 July

Asset declaration: Fuseini pushes for vigilante org. to ensure compliance

Inusah Fuseini

A former member of the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament, Inusah Fuseini, has appealed to Ghanaians to push for the establishment of a public vigilante organiaation to ensure government officials comply with the asset declaration law of the country.

The former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Tamale Central in the Northern Region was of the view that it is the only way to ensure that government officials comply with the country’s asset declaration regime.

The organisation, he stressed, will be responsible for ensuring public officeholders adhere to the tenets of the country’s asset declaration regime.

“We need to be doing more to hold those who violate the tenets of the Constitution to order,” he said.

He noted that there is the need to sanction the violators of the Constitution.

The former lawmaker made this suggestion on the 505 evening news analysis programme hosted by Korku Lumor on Class91.3FM on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

He was supporting the decision of some five Ghanaians who have petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to ensure compliance with the constitutional requirements.  

He emphasised that it is a requirement of the Constitution for public officers to declare their assets and anything that falls short of that is a serious breach of the constitutional requirements.

Source: Mensah