July 5th 2021 - Per section 40 of the Code of ethics and conduct of the Members of the National Assembly (hereinafter "the Code"), the Ethics Commissioner (hereinafter the “Commissioner”) published the summary of the disclosure of private interests for every MNA for the year 2020.
Within 60 days upon taking office and than on an annual basis, MNAs must file with the Commissioner a disclosure statement of their private interests. This concerns their personal interests as well as those of their immediate family, namely their spouse and their dependent children. The disclosure includes information related to income, to immovable property, to notice of expropriation, to professional, commercial, or industrial activities and to interests in an enterprise.
The Code identifies which information in the declaration must be made public. The summary strikes a balance between respecting the privacy of elected officials and providing the transparency required to maintain the public’s confidence in them.