Senior officials in Serb municipalities do not declare their assets

Senior officials in Serb municipalities do not declare their assets

Pristina, February 1, 2014/Balkan Independent News Agency

Since the start of the constitution of communal Assemblies and Governments, around 82% of public senior officials have declared their assets at the Agency against Corruption. The declaration is made when the official enters office or when he leaves office.

Agency against Corruption says that this declaration has been made not only by people who have entered office, but also those who have left office.

There are 1335 out of 1629 officials who have declared their assets.

This number entirely consists of local government officials as a result of the changes that have taken place following the elections which took place at the end of 2013.

While lists have been submitted, Agency against Corruption points out that heads of directories or other senior officials have not been appointed in several municipalities and communes and as a result, their names are lacking.

So far, there have been missing declarations from senior officials from the municipalities and communes of Serb majority such as Leposavic, Shterpce, Zubin Potok, Zvecan, Northern Mitrovica and Partesh.

In the case of the commune of Northern Mitrovica, the Agency against Corruption must wait until the local government elections for its mayor in order to demand the list of officials who must declared their assets.

Agency against Corruption warns that if officials will not declare their assets on time, it will publish their names. The Agency also says that it’s obliged to press charges at the competent prosecution offices in compliance with the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kosovo. /ibna/