Director of the National Integrity Action, NIA, Professor Trevor Munroe, is praising the political directorate for agreeing to formally meet to discuss issues of national security.
The Government and the Opposition announced they’d meet during Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Representatives.
The Opposition has been calling for a meeting on the issue of national security for months.
Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, convened an anti-crime summit in August.
Many stakeholders were invited, including the government.
Professor Munroe says it’s incumbent on all members of the Jamaican society to ensure that a bipartisan approach to crime extends beyond today.
Professor Munroe says he hopes the country can arrive at a national consensus similar to that which saw Jamaica successfully completing its borrowing agreement with the International Monetary Fund, IMF.
He was speaking at the St. Michael’s Theological College’s Public Forum Series titled ‘Enhancing Integrity for Development’.
Meanwhile, former chair of the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches, Rev. Adinair Jones, is calling on churches to play a more active role in holding those who engage in corruption accountable.
Rev. Jones says the church should become a bipartisan advocate in holding elected officials accountable.
He also says the average citizen can tackle corruption by adapting a whistle-blower mentality.
Reverend Adinair Jones, former Chair of the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches.
He was speaking St. Michael’s Theological College’s Public Forum Series titled ‘Enhancing Integrity for Development’.