Mauritius to introduce new legislation to curb fraud and corruption in public life
The new bill seeks to reinforce the government’s commitment to conduct business on the principles of discipline, transparency, accountability and exemplary governance. (Image: govmu.org)
Mauritius is set to introduce a declaration of assets bill aimed at curbing fraud, corruption, malpractices and irregularities in all aspects of public life and restoring Mauritius national values as per Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth.
In the National Assembly of 04 March 2015, Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth introduced a new bill to the house during the Prime Minister’s Question Time that is in line with the government program, stating commitment to conduct business on the principles of discipline, transparency, accountability and exemplary governance.
Discussions centred on the note that a new legislation will be introduced to make it mandatory for MPs, Government high officials, adviser, chief executives of parasternal and private institutions where the Government is a majority shareholder, to disclose their assets and liabilities.
The Prime Minister stressed that provision for the introduction of such legislation has already been made under Government Programme 2015-2019 and Parliament will come up with a Bill as soon as it is ready.
It may be noted that Government Programme 2015-2019 also stipulates that a Financing of Political Parties Act will be enacted and a new Code of Conduct will be introduced for all MPs and public officers.