Public ignores Parliament's request
AN INVITATION, published in the print media, for interested persons to make submissions to a select committee of Parliament on the relevance of the Office of the Political Ombudsman was ignored as no one responded to the call.
Yesterday, the members of the Human Resources and Social Development Committee suggested that Parliament send invitations to specific groups in the society.
The chairman of the committee, Rudyard Spencer, listed the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, civil-society organisations and political parties as some of the groups that would be invited to make presentations on the 'Relevance of the Office of the Political Ombudsman'.
He also suggested the staging of town-hall meetings to get wider feedback on the issue.
The committee will also invite Political Ombudsman Bishop Herro Blair to field questions from members on a report he submitted to the group.