It almost seems like the new
What can only be described as a flush of pleasure ran through me when I read the Net News story from
“The Governor General announced that the government will set up an Integrity Commission to ensure integrity in public life. The Commission, he said, will obtain declaration of the assets and liabilities and income of persons in public life.
He also said a Public Procurement Authority will be established to regulate public procurement and practices in the Public Service.
In a move to prevent corruption, the Governor General also announced the establishment of an Investment Policy Review Committee to look at investment proposals (local and foreign) before they are considered by Cabinet, as well as a National Economic Council to advise the Government on macro-economic policies and other major issues.
Sir Daniel also announced the appointment of an Ombudsman, who will have the power to investigate the administrative actions taken by on behalf of Government and other public authorities, including statutory corporations.
He also said that the government will concentrate on good governance, reducing the cost of living and stronger economic management.”
The list of proposed reforms reads in the main like an index of this Blog:
Register of Interests
Public Procurement Authority
Investment Policy Review Committee
National Economic Council
Reducing Cost of Living
Strengthening Economic Management
These are issues we in
If PM Thomas really means what he says, then
Let us give PM Thomas the traditional first one hundred day honeymoon period to see what he actually does about these promises.