The Office of the Director of Public Officers Declarations is an independent public body within the Malawi Government established under Section 6 (1) of the Public Officers’ (Declaration of Assets Liabilities and Business Interests) Act, 2013. The Act was passed by Parliament in, 2013, but it came into force in 2014 to provide the legal and institutional framework for the implementation of provisions of Section 88 A and Section 213 of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi which require the State President, Vice President, Cabinet, Members of Parliament and prescribed public officers to declare their assets liabilities and business interests upon assuming office.
The objective of the Act is to promote public confidence in the public service including in the offices of the public and elected officials. The Directorate, appointed by the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament, headed by the Director who is assisted by the Deputy Director is responsible for the overall administration of the Act, including enforcement, regulation and monitoring of public assets liabilities and business interests declarations.
To promote public confidence in the public service by receiving, verifying and publicizing public officers’ declarations and, educating the public on the declaration system.
A Public service of high integrity and trusted by all
Enforce declaration of assets, liabilities and business interests by certain public officers and connected matters