SANTO DOMINGO.-President Luis Abinader presented yesterday his sworn declaration of assets and authorized that during his governmental exercise all his assets be transferred and controlled by a Trust.
The president made the statement the day before electronically and after noon yesterday he sent it to the Comptroller General of the Republic with his lawyer, Leonel Melo, to comply with the legal provision.
The Chamber of Accounts has given an extension until 28 this month for the delivery of the document, because technical problems prevented many officials from making their statements electronically, as planned.
Before this announcement, hundreds of officials went to the headquarters of the Accounts Chamber to deliver the documentation physically.
President Abinader has shed all managerial responsibilities in his family’s businesses. His declaration of assets is around 70 million dollars, which includes the succession of the assets of his father, José Rafael Abinader, who died in November 2018.
The document is available to the public and may be consulted as soon as the Comptroller’s Office processes it.
Until yesterday afternoon, more than 2,000 officials had made their affidavit of assets, of which more than 600 have been from the current management.
Among the officials who had already submitted their declaration of assets are the ministers of the Presidency, Lisandro Macarrulla, with 427 million; Administrative Officer of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza, with more than 445 million pesos; Minister of Agriculture, Limber Cruz, RD $ 434.4 million; Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources, Orlando Jorge Mera, with 54.8 million pesos; Minister of Public Health, Plutarco Arias, with more than 400 million pesos; Tourism Minister, David Collado, with 40 million pesos; Minister of Finance, Jochi Vicente with 501 million pesos; Minister of Labor, Luis Miguel De Camps, more than 159 million pesos; Minister of Culture, Carmen Heredia, declared 14 million pesos. Another who has made a declaration of assets is the Minister of the Interior and Police, Jesús (Chu) Vásquez, who declared 70.5 million pesos.
It should be noted that the declared assets detail the expenses of the officials, among which the expenses of food, maintenance of homes and vehicles, family studies, health, loan fees, insurance and others stand out.
In addition, most of the officials have shares in local and international companies.
Other holdings of the officials are jewelry and watches, in the case of Jorge Mera he has a jewelry heritage of 8.0 million pesos.
Attorney General Miriam Germán Brito made her declaration of assets, whose documents state that she has a fortune of RD $ 6,612,597.
Below is the full text of the sworn statement of assets of President Luis Abinader
— Dilenni Bonilla to eldia.com.do