Section 243 (1) mandates the Commission to receive declarations from time to time and enforce the Leadership Code of Conduct (LCC).
Declaration of assets
In compliance with international obligations, Eswatini established the Leadership Code to lay the threshold on what is expected from those in leadership. This is contained in the Part XVI of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Eswatini which articulates the Leadership Code of Conduct seeks to ensure that those in leadership whether elective or appointive-
- Are transparent in their activities and accountable to the people they represent or serve;
- Are committed to the rule of law and administrative justice;
- Adhere to the principles of service for the common good;
- Do not abuse office; and
- Do not engage in conduct that is likely to lead to corruption in public affairs Conflict of interest.
Who should declare
Public officials as outlined in Section 241(2) of the Constitution.
Which authority is responsible for executing declaration
In terms of the Constitution, the Commission is responsible for receiving declarations of assets and liabilities of persons listed in section 241(2), for enforcing the Code and supervising all matters connected with the Code.
Section 241(3) obliges the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of the Integrity Commission to make their declarations to the Judicial Service Commission.
When is declaration done
The written declaration is to be made in three stages which are:
- upon the assumption of office;
- at the end of two years; and
- at the end of term of office.
What to Declare
- Immovable assets
- Movable assets
- Cash at Bank
Failure to comply with the code
An officer who contravenes the code may, after due process of the law, be:
- dismissed or removed from office by reason of such breach or abuse ;
- disqualified from holding any public office either generally or for a specified period.
Please click the download button below to download the declaration form. Fill in the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org