Tanzania now turns to Arusha Declaration in war against graft
Saturday January 4 2014
President Kikwete has received a draft constitution, which will reintroduce a leadership code that bars civil servants from engaging in private business if passed. Photo/FILE
The declaration barred civil servants from engaging in private business and was abolished 21 years ago though the Zanzibar Declaration.
Tanzania was listed among the 14 most corrupt countries in the world by Transparency International’s 2013 Global Corruption Barometer.
Apart from barring public servants, who include elected officials, from engaging in business, the draft further prohibits a public servant from taking part in any determination of a matter in which the public servant’s spouse, child, relative, friend or any close associate is involved.