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Civil society group wants urgent action on anti-corruption legislation

Published:Wednesday | September 10, 2014 | 9:10 AM

Civil society group National Integrity Action (NIA), is calling on the Government and the Parliament to give urgent priority to the passage of several long awaited pieces of anti-corruption legislation.

The parliament resumed its sittings yesterday after going on recess in July.

The group says corruption continues to be a serious challenge for Jamaica and the Government must lead the charge in stamping it out.

NIA points out that despite Jamaica’s improved ranking in the Global Competitiveness Report, the document noted that corruption remains one of the most problematic factors for doing business in Jamaica.

That’s why it says the Government should not allow any further delays in the passage of legislation on political party registration, funding and campaign financing.

It says parliament should immediately move to enact the Integrity Commission Bill.

The civil society group says together these pieces of legislation will help the country to stamp out corruption more effectively.

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