NATIONAL Assembly Speaker Peter Katjavivi has failed to transparently manage the assets register of parliamentarians despite promising to make it publicly accessible three years ago.
An updated register of MPs’ assets has not been publicly available since 2009, and Katjavivi blames parliamentary bureaucracy and budget cuts for not making MPs’ assets declarations public.
Assets and interest declarations are considered effective tools to fight and prevent corruption, detect illicit enrichment and conflict of interest, in both the public and private sectors.
The Index shows an increase for the second time in a month — the first time this has happened since April 2015. This report looks over the index’s performance over the last year, a challenging period in which almost half the indicators showed a decline.