Committee to review aspects of Code of Conduct Bill
January 14, 2019 8:41 am
The Auditor General Ajay Nand has submitted several changes he would like to see reviewed by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights in the Code of Conduct Bill.
While endorsing the need for the proposed legislation that aims to provide a uniform code of conduct for all public office holders, the AG notes the need for specific definitions and more clarity on several clauses.
“There are some areas the Bill can be strengthened to capture its fullest intent which is to promote accountability and transparency in public institutions.”
Committee Chair, Alvick Maharaj says that the Bill is a game changer for public officials and one that requires comprehensive discussion.
Submissions on the Bill before the committee will continue in Lautoka today.