Former Contractor General, Greg Christie, is among those voicing concerns about the appointment of politically aligned persons to top positions in public agencies.
In reacting to the appointment of the new NSWMA Executive Director, Mr. Christie said appointing political activists or officers to such positions raises a perception of nepotism.
He said it also presents the potential for conflicts of interest.
According to Mr Christie, the practice doesn’t ‘ bode well’ as during the tenure of the previous administration, one of its political activists also held office as head of the NSWMA.
This was in reference to President of the PNP Women’s Movement, Jennifer Edwards, who was appointed Executive Director of the NSWMA under the Simpson Miller administration.