The National, Wednesday October 23rd, 2013
THE proposed Constitutional amendment to establish an Independent Commission Against Corruption will be tabled in Parliament by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in next month’s session.
The amendment has been certified and gazetted, Chief Secretary to Government Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc said yesterday.
He said the amendment was to allow the Government to embed in the Constitution a law to investigate and combat corruption. It will educate on what constitutes corruption and the dangers of corruption and to expose corrupt conduct.
“The overall intent of this initiative is to strengthen and promote accountability and good governance,” Sir Manasupe said.
He said the commission would work in close consultation and collaboration with established institutions such as the Office of the Public Prosecutor, Ombudsman Commission, police and Auditor-General’s Office.
Sir Manusupe said the financial expenditure of the commission would be accounted through the Auditor-General’s Office, while all operations were subject to administrative audits by an oversight committee.