THE EDITOR, Sir:
The members of the 51% Coalition - Women in Partnership for Development and Empower-ment Through Equity - note with concern, and are watching with interest, the developments related to the employment status of women in three key leadership positions - the managing director of the NHT, the commissioner-general, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), and the chief executive officer of the Child Development Agency.
The coalition notes that public calls for details on the justification for the termination of the head of the CDA, Ms Carla Edie, went largely unheeded. The controversies surrounding the status of the NHT and TAJ heads are cause for unease. The coalition intends to closely monitor the developments related to the current court proceedings and the subsequent handling of the employment status of these women.
It is our hope that there will be timeliness in the proceedings so that in the end the public can rest assured that the grounds for any change in their employment status are just and the treatment of the individuals fair.
The coalition remains committed to the promotion of quotas and other proven measures, to bridge the gender gap in leadership in the public and private sectors, the monitoring of board appointments and forging strategic partnerships to ensure greater transparency, accountability and good governance.