Violating the law is ‘in Dominicans genes’
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic´s Accounts Chamber on Tuesday revealed that 70% of government officials who´re required to submit their financial statement, haven’t done so, in violation of Law 311-14.
Despite the Accounts Chamber´s repeated calls for public servants to comply, president Danilo Medina has yet to fire any scofflaw official during his three years in office.
Law 211-14 stipulates that officials must submit their financial statement both at the time of appointment and at the end of their functions. Of the 3,139 officials required to do so, only 954 have complied.
“A list of the officials who’ve yet to file their statement thus far has been sent to the Justice Ministry, now it befalls on that entity to act and enforce the sanctions thereof. The number of officials who haven’t filed their statement is important and unfortunate, it seems that the violations of the law is something we already have in the genesis of Dominicans,” said Accounts Chamber president Licelott Marte.
The official, speaking at a workshop for journalists on the Chamber´s functions, reiterated that the law gives officials 30 days to comply and could face both dismissal and criminal penalties.
Nov 18, 2015
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