Attorney at Law, Lennox Lawrence, advises leaders to recruit unbiased persons to serve on the IPO commission
Attorney at Law, Lennox Lawrence, has made a call to leaders of political parties in parliament, to appoint persons who are not political activists to the Integrity of Public Office Commission (IPO).
Mr. Lawrence says such recruitment will ensure no room for biasness within the membership of the commission, thereby creating transparency within the electoral office.
Lawrence was speaking at a panel discussion titled 'Legally Speaking' at the fort young hotel Tuesday as a part of activities planned for Law week 2016.
The IPO Act was enacted in 2003 for the purpose of receiving declarations on the financial affairs of people holding certain positions in public life.
The IPO Commission, which enforces the Act, has several duties which includes receiving, examining, and retaining all declarations filed with it, inquiring, as it considers necessary, in order to verify or determine the accuracy of the declarations, inquiring into any allegations of bribery or act of corruption, among others.
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