Riaboshapka from the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption, Resigned
On June 9 Rouslan Riaboshapka, one of 4 managers of NAPC informed that he resigned from his office.
He explained the decision with the need to start immediately the “reanimation” of the agency, otherwise the institution will be fully discredited leaving no hope for the effective anti-corruption work.
Riaboshapka called the parliament to adopt the draft law needed to reload the NAPC.
The resignation of Riaboshapka followed the constant failure of 4 managers of the agency to make decisions on asset declarations verification. Since October 2016 when first e-declarations of public officials were submitted the agency has not verified a single asset declaration.
There are already three draft laws registered in the parliament aimed to resolve the crisis of NAPC:
- draft law #6335 as of 11.04.2017, submitted by the Cabinet of Ministers, offers 1) to dismiss current members of the Agency, 2) to change management structure by giving more powers and responsibility to the Head of NAPC, 3) to select new management of NAPC by the same commission, that selected existing management of the Agency;
- draft law #6549 as of 06.06.2017, authored by I. Alekseev (Narodniy Front) and I. Artiyshenko (Poroshenko’s Block) does not offer any changes in the management structure of NACP. Instead, the draft offers to introduce mandatory early audit of NAPC and a legal opportunity to dismiss members of NAPC upon negative result of respective audit;
- draft law 6387 as of 14.04.2017 by V. Chymak, O. Novak, M. Naem, S. Sobolev, Y. Derevianko and B. Bereza also does not offer changes to management structure of NAPC, instead 1) offers to introduce mandatory audit of NAPC and dismissal of NAPC members upon negative results of such audit; 2) gives more detailed regulations on procedure for selection of NAPC members and operation of NAPC 3) introduces yearly reporting of NAPC.