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‘Those who hold public office at any level must disclose their personal financial status before accepting positions of responsible decision-making in the public sector’.

The public sector is a government-controlled part of the economy, consisting of central government, local authorities, public corporations and nationalized industries. The main aim of the public sector is not to make a profit but to serve the country. They are responsible for providing vital services at reasonable prices, distribution of profits to the population and safeguarding jobs rather than engaging in retrenchment. They are a major employer within the economy and provide exhilarating jobs for individuals who have a keen interest in working for the government.

In the public sector, there are certain principles for individuals who hold positions at any level in public office. While in office, decisions should be taken solely in terms of the public interest and not in order to gain financial or other material advantages for themselves, other institutes or political parties. They should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals that migh...

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