Legislation governing appointments to public boards is once again before the House.

Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke re-tabled the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Nomination, Selection and Appointment to Boards Regulations.

This represents a seminal tool towards achieving improved corporate governance in respect of public bodies.

When the legislation was initially tabled Dr. Nigel Clarke, said there is need for a more transparent and structured approach to the process of public body appointment.

He informed that there are approximately 149 active public bodies in Jamaica, noting that their operations impact the lives of ordinary citizens on a daily basis and their boards and managers have control and management of a vast amount of State resources.

He told the House last evening that the legislation remains essentially the same since its last iteration.

After several scandals involving public boards recently rocked the administration, Prime Minister Andrew Holness himself called on Dr. Clarke to fast track the new rules.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

The law will be taken through all its stages next week Tuesday.