Published On: Thu, Mar 20th, 2014

PAIS makes haste with bill liability of government

ParliamentWILLEMSTAD – The political party PAIS has said in a statement that they are in a hurry to the draft a law on the liability of government officials. PAIS does this in response to a written reaction from the Minister of Finance Minister Jose Jardim.

According to the Minister, members of the government should not do any private legal transactions with financial implications for the country without the authorization of Parliament. Only certain officers and heads of departments have a general authorization. PAIS leader Alex Rosaria wants Ministers, who engage in financial transactions, without prior authorization to be held liable for their actions.

Ministers should set up a public registry, in which citizens or entities that do business with the government can determine who is authorized to enter into an agreement on behalf of the Minister and the maximum amounts. PAIS believes that the introduction of the proposed law is especially important, because the financial instructions, imposed by the Netherlands, have been revoked.

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