More senior cops, top officials must declare assets – Integrity Commission

Integrity Commission

The Integrity Commission wants more senior police officers and other top officials to declare their assets in an effort to ensure they are held accountable.

Chairman Kumar Dorasami told a news conference today that the Integrity Commission Act will have to be expanded to include those other officials who are currently not required to make declarations.

These include heads of agencies and senior members within the Guyana Police Force as well as those from the impending oil and gas sector.

The Commission wants Deputy Commissioners, Divisional Commissioners and both the Crime and Traffic Chiefs as well as their respective divisional heads to be included on the list of public officers who are required to make declarations.

Currently only the Police Commission is required to make declarations.

Additionally, Dorasami said they also want to see agencies such as the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on the list. They are also looking at the anti-money laundering laws in an attempt to include the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA).

Further, the Chairman pointed out with the new sector now coming on stream, they will need to get the names of these new public officials as well on the list.






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