The civil lobby group, Citizens’ Action for Principle and Integrity, CAPI, says the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, needs no additional oversight.
As such, CAPI believes the joint select committee of parliament, which has accepted a recommendation to impose an oversight body on INDECOM, should reverse its decision.
CAPI’s co-convenor is Dennis Meadows.
Mr. Meadows says the proposed oversight body may not have any legal standing.
This as section five of the INDECOM Act, states that, “Subject to the provisions of the Constitution, in the exercise of the powers conferred upon it by this Act, the Commission shall not be subject to the direction or control of any person or authority”.
He’s warning the parliamentary committee not to take a decision that will erode confidence in INDECOM.