‘We Need Closure’: Opposition Expresses Frustration With MOCA, Integrity Commission Over Corruption Probes

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Opposition members of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee, PAAC, are expressing frustration with the lack of information coming from the Integrity Commission and Major Organized Crime and Anti Corruption Agency, MOCA, regarding certain corruption probes.

The Opposition MPs are concerned about the lack of closure of investigations into the agencies under the Ministry of Education, Petrojam and the Used Car Scandal.

Some members went as far as suggesting the Governor-General, be called upon to intervene on their behalf.

Chevon Campbell has that story.

The patience of the Opposition Members of the PAAC is wearing thin over what they see as a lack of finality of three corruption probes.

Committee Chairman, Dr. Wykeham McNeill, notes there’s been no word from the Integrity Commission or MOCA on these investigations despite them extending for years.

North West Manchester MP, Mikael Phillips, says he’s at his wits’ end dealing with the Integrity Commission.

He’s suggesting the Governor-General be called in to bring the Commission to account.

His suggestion was supported by South St. Catherine MP, Fitz Jackson, and South Manchester MP, Michael Stewart.

Mr. Jackson also called on the Committee to pressure the Leader of Government Business in the House to set up a long-awaited oversight committee for commissions of Parliament.

The PAAC decided to invite the agencies to attend a sitting, with a decision to be made based on their responses.




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