The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, says it’s urging the leaders of what it describes as the political directorate to immediately address deficiencies in the anti-corruption fight.
In a statement today, the PSOJ says its calling on the leaders to individually make clear their position on corruption.
The PSOJ says it’s deeply concerned about what appears to be the continuing neglect of principles of good governance.
The private sector group says it also notes an attempted redefinition of the standards required to maintain the moral authority of the state.
According to the PSOJ, its concern is driven by a recent escalation of the arrogant blame game practiced by both major political parties about which administration has been most corrupt.
The private sector group says such behavior runs the risk of firmly establishing corrupt behavior as a characteristic of political life.
The PSOJ is also calling for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to give more details about why he fired Ruel Reid from his Cabinet on March 20.
Then, Prime Minister Holness said he separated Reid from the job to ensure that any investigation into issues of concern will not in any way be impeded by his presence or oversight of the Ministry.
Reid is currently the subject of a criminal investigation in relation to alleged corruption at the Caribbean Maritime University, CMU.
Last week, the DPP’s office recommended that investigators do more work on the probe and cautioned against public comments which may prejudice the investigation.