Introduce bill to regulate chief executive officers: Basil

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THE Minister for Communication, Information Technology and Energy Sam Basil, pictured, has called on the Government to introduce a bill to regulate the chief executive officers of statutory bodies when they resign or leave an organisation.
He said the law must ensure they did not return to work in the organisation after they had left in any other capacity.
“There are disputes that arise with examples of such statutory organisations such as the Mineral Resources Authority and National Fisheries Authority,” he said.
“We need to have a law to manage these CEOs so that when they leave they should be told to work outside of the industry tahat they served.”
Basil said MPs who had mining projects in their districts should work together to address these common issues.
“We need to stand together, share issues and problems and bring amendments to the bill,” he said.
“Because of such issues, we have sponsored a report with National Research Institute titled: Review and assessment of the benefit sharing arrangement of large scale mining activities in Wau Bulolo areas.
“I urge those of you with issues in mining in your areas to look it up and let’s discuss and look at ways of addressing them.”