Harrison-Henry Wants Constitutional Amendments to Hold Elected Reps Accountable

Public Defender, Arlene Harrison Henry, says measures should be put in the constitution that’ll make Jamaica’s elected representatives accountable for their actions.

She says one measure would be to include clearly defined provisions for impeachment. She says this will strengthen Jamaica’s democracy.

Mrs. Harrison Henry was speaking recently at a public forum on constitutional reform in Jamaica, at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston.

Meanwhile, Henry says constitutional reform in Jamaica is unfinished business as there’re a number of issues Jamaica’s constitution don’t address.

Arlene Harrison Henry says a historical mistake that Jamaicans make is failing to engage in enough public discourse on what Jamaicans want in its own constitution.