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Governor General to appoint integrity commissioners

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 6:00 PMJerome Reynolds
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen will appoint the five commissioners

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says the Government is now moving ahead to set up the single anti-corruption commission, which will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting corruption in Jamaica.

Commenting on Twitter, Chuck said the Integrity Commission law is now ready and the Governor General will appoint the five commissioners.

The Integrity Commission Act allows for the setting up of the Integrity Commission, which is to be formed through the merger of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, the Integrity Commission and the Office of the Contractor General.

The Commission will, among other things, be responsible for investigating alleged or suspected acts of corruption; preventing, identifying and prosecuting corruption; and monitoring the award and discharge of Government contracts and prescribed licences.

The legislation seeks to promote and enhance standards of ethical conduct for parliamentarians, public officials and other persons.

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