Linton says under new IPO Act, Presidency has been reduced to a safe haven for persons transiting from public life into presidency
Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, says amendments to the IPO Act now makes it possible for persons who have assumed the office of President to cease their reporting responsibility to the IPO Commission.
According to the laws, a person in public life has the responsibility of reporting to the commission up to two years after leaving public life.
However, under the new amendments, if someone in public life becomes President their reporting ceases.
Linton is of the view that "the Presidency has been reduced to a safe haven for persons transiting from ministerial office or public life into the presidency". He says it is for reasons such as these the UWP strongly opposes amendments to the IPO legislation.
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