Just a day after swearing in his ministers, President Akufo Addo has issued his first warning to them, giving them a two week ultimatum to declare their assets.
“... its relevant elements are these: firstly, the president shall within 14 days forward a list of appointments made in pursuance of chapter 24 of the constitution to the Auditor General. Chapter 24 covers all of us. The Attorney General shall forward to parliament a law requiring the Auditor General to publish periodically the list of all persons appointed under chapter 24 of the constitution who have declared or defaulted. I myself filed my own asset declaration forms two weeks ago after entering into this office on the 23rd of January. All Chapter 24 office holders should do the same,” the president told 12 of his ministers who were approved by parliament.
Meanwhile, the president has left the country for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). The summit, which is to take place from 30th to 31st January, was preceded by a meeting of the Executive Council, which started on Friday.
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