The Moroccan ruling Justice and Development Party brought forward a new bill which requires members of parliament to declare their assets.
Rabat – The Ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD) has proposed a bill which would make it compulsory for members of parliament to declare assets and properties at their disposal..
Proposed by PJD member of parliament Abdessamad Mrimi, the bill, which contains 20 articles, aims to “increase transparency and protect the management of public funding.”
The bill lays down laws that aim to regulate the manners in which declarations are to made and the measures to be taken against non-compliance to the new regulations.
According to Mrimi, the bill puts into force the the principle of good governance and accountability as stipulated under Article 158 of the constitution.
Despite the absence of laws that regulate the declaration of assets under the 2011 constitution, the government will adhere to legislation from the former constitution, pending the drafting of the new regulations.
The bill proposes that a range of legal provisions, which fall under different legal frameworks, be sorted out under one unified constitutional provision.