The Anti-Corruption Commission has extended the deadline for the submission of Assets Declaration Forms from the 30th November 2008 to the 30th January 2009, owing to the repeated request from the general public for such an extension.
This is in accordance with section 119(4) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008, which provides that the Commission may for good cause extend the time for the furnishing of declaration of assets.
Copies of the Asset Declaration forms are available at the Commission’s Office at no. 3 Gloucester Street, Freetown.
They may also be obtained from the Commission’s website www.anticorruptionsl.org in PDF and word format and may be requested by email at [email protected] , the release states.
To date, the Commission has received quite a good number of completed Asset Declaration Forms from senior public officials, including His Excellency the President, Honourable Vice President and some Cabinet Ministers.
It is an obligation for all public officers to declare their asset, income and liabilities and to submit the completed forms to the Commission within the stipulated time.
The Commission urged all public officials to comply with the provisions of the law.
Meanwhile, Hon P.C Brima Kebbie has on behalf of other Paramount Chiefs pleaded with the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to allow them consult with their people before filling their Assets Declaration Forms.
The Chief made the plea last week in Parliament, when some other MPs called on the ACC to extend the time for the return of all filled Assets Declaration Forms. Chief Kebbie said they as Paramount Chiefs were custodians of their lands and by virtue of that, had to consult with them before filling the forms.
Twelve Paramount Chiefs are representing the twelve Districts and the other Paramount Chiefs in Parliament.