Guinea’s President Alpha Condé is taking the fight against corruption to another level ordering all ministers to declare their assets and those of their relatives.
He’s also ordered that any company with close ties to them would be barred from bidding for government contracts.
The 82-year-old Condé was speaking at a ceremony where he was sworn in for a controversial third term following an election that was marred by violence and opposition allegations of fraud.
His inauguration in the capital, Conakry, was attended by 11 African leaders.
Condé said a constitutional referendum in March allowed him to run again, despite a two-term limit for presidents.
Amnesty International says since October’s vote Guinean security forces have killed at least a dozen people and arrested hundreds in opposition strongholds.
Amnesty described President Condé’s swearing-in as the culmination of a process involving serious and widespread human rights violations carried out with complete impunity.