THE Citizens Constitutional Forum says the principle of accountability and transparency is crucial to ensuring that all other constitutional values are given effect.
In its analysis of the new Constitution, CCF said: "A Constitution should provide a web of institutions, rules and tools to allow citizens to hold their elected government to account for their actions."
The CCF said the Constitution required a written law to establish a code of conduct for public office holders.
"The 1997 Constitution contained a similar provision but although it required that such a law be passed 'as soon as practicable after the commencement of the 1997 Constitution', it was never passed," it said.
"The Accountability and Transparency Commission will monitor and enforce the code.
"Each officer will have to declare all assets and liabilities, including those of his or her family.
"Whistleblowers, who, in good faith disclose violations will be protected."
The CCF also said provision was made for parliament to pass a law to allow the public to exercise their right to access information.
It said this was the same as that in 1997 except there was no longer any requirement for the law to be passed "as soon as practicable".
"The Constitution no longer requires the Access to Information law that the 2012 draft required to come into force immediately after the Constituent Assembly completed its work.
"The Constitution should require this law too to be passed within a specified time of the commencement of the Constitution," said CCF in its analysis of the Constitution.