21 top EC officials have not declared their assets- A-G’s 2021 report

The 2021 Auditor-General’s report has established that 21 officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) failed to declare their assets.

The Auditor-General in its 2021 report, also discovered that the officials failed to provide reports on Police background checks on themselves.

The report said all employees were expected to state: “Date of Birth certified by an original birth certificate or affidavit, hometown, whether convicted of criminal offence and number of children, next of kin, among others contained in a standard form.”

However, none of the 21 officials had personal records, passport photos, Police background check reports, or declarations of assets and liabilities on their files.

The Electoral Commission lacked a register to track its assets across the country.

The findings have been brought to the attention of the Commission’s management by the Auditor-General,the report added.

“In accordance with Article 9 (2) of the Agreement, Non-provision of these personal records on the personal files amounted to concealment of facts and intentionally refusing to provide them and could lead to the risk of termination of employment.”

The Auditor-General also directed the Commission to establish an Asset Register to record all of its assets located throughout the country.

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