Publish date/time: 09/04/2014 [17:06]
The leader of the Social Democratic and Liberal Party, Ro Teimumu Kepa has told her party members that the truth about the salaries of the Prime Minister and the ministers will emerge soon.
In a recent SODELPA meeting, Ro Teimumu said people will know the salaries of the ministers soon.
Ro Teimumu Kepa also stressed that all the Auditor Generals reports need to be made public.
Meanwhile it has already been confirmed that the minister’s salaries will be made public when the Code of Conduct is established as stated in the 2013 constitution.
According to the constitution, a written law shall establish a code of conduct which shall be applicable to the President, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Prime Minister, Ministers, members of parliament, holders of offices established by the constitution or under any written law, members of commissions, permanent secretaries, ambassadors and people who hold statutory appointments.
The code of conduct will provide for the annual declaration of the assets, liabilities and financial interests of all these officers, and of such other direct relatives of the officers as may be prescribed, to the Accountability and Transparency Commission.
These declarations also have to be accessible to the public.
On the Auditor General’s reports, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had earlier said that the government has dissolved the current Public Accounts Committee as a prelude to the resumption of Parliament after the general election.
Sayed-Khaiyum said a new Public Accounts Committee chaired by the Opposition will be formed once Parliament resumes.
He confirmed that when the Public Accounts Committee sits, all the reports compiled by the Auditor General will be considered by the Committee and be tabled in parliament.
He confirmed that the office of the Auditor General is currently preparing and compiling all of the relevant reports for presentation to parliament.
Story by: Vijay Narayan