The President of the Republic will soon be presented with 15 proposed candidates to man the island’s first-ever five-member national anti-corruption agency to conduct real-time audits on politicians and their asset declarations.
The proposal, by the fledgling Advisory Board on anti-corruption, follows approval early this year of the legislation establishing the national anti-corruption agency, Philenews also reported on Thursday.
On Monday, the House Legal Committee is to hold a closed session to confidentially be informed on the proposed candidates and their credentials by the Board – headed by former Supreme Court judge George Aresti. He has also served on the European Court of Justice from 2004 until 2014.
The five-member authority selected by the President will be the go-to body to report suspected corruption in the broader public sector.
The anti-corruption authority’s members will serve a six-year term.
The body will act on complaints of misfeasance of high-ranking officials in the broader public sector.
It will also be tasked with looking into reports about private companies dealing with the state.