File photo shows Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaking during a meeting of university and college officials, in Harare, Zimbabwe, Jan. 9, 2018. (Xinhua)
HARARE, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Zimbabwean government has ordered its ministers and senior civil servants to declare their assets, as it moves to curb corruption in the public sector.
A statement issued by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda late Tuesday said the written declaration must be submitted by no later than Feb. 28.
It said the order covered ministers and their deputies, permanent secretaries, senior principal directors, board members of state enterprises and parastatals and their chief executive officers.
Also included were chief executives of local authorities and members of constitutional commissions, whether executive or independent.
Sibanda said since his inauguration on Nov. 24, President Emmerson Mnangagwa had consistently called for strict adherence to good corporate governance.
"The President expects the full and urgent cooperation of all affected office bearers in responding to the directive," Sibanda said.
The assets required for declaration include immovable property and movable property worth more than 100,000 U.S. dollars.