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Portia says civil servants being asked to declare political allegiance

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 5:58 PM
Simpson Miller ... did not name the ministry but said she would give the prime minister further details in private.

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller says she has received reports that civil servants from a particular ministry are being asked to disclose who they voted for during the last general election.

Simpson Miller was making her contribution to the budget debate earlier as she called for the Andrew Holness-led administration to respect the constitutional rights of civil servants.

 

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller

Simpson Miller did not name the ministry but said she would give the prime minister further details in private.

The Opposition Leader also said successive administrations have done a lot to improve the neutrality of the civil service which she hailed as being highly professional.