Deputy Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre believes that politicians who become rich overnight, should be able to account for their wealth.
The minister is therefore calling for the strengthening of the Integrity Commission to be able to look deeper into this issue.
Pierre said he is not asking for the commission to go on a witch hunt, but said it must be able to hold politicians accountable.
The Castries East MP made this comment in Parliament today.
Pierre said that youths should not be led to believe that being a politician is a dishonorable profession.
He believes that politicians should be paid adequately and also receive perks and benefits of the office.
The deputy PM said while it is believed that MPs receive many perks, this is not true.