Opposition Leader, Mark Golding, wants the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, ECJ, enshrined in the Constitution.
Nora Gaye Banton has the details.
The Opposition leader says as Jamaica embarks on constitutional reform, some important institutions, such as the ECJ, should be entrenched in the Constitution.
Mr. Golding was responding to questions from journalists on Sunday afternoon, following a meeting of the PNP’s National Executive Council at Calabar High School in St. Andrew.
The PNP has named two legislators, Senator Donna Scott Mottley and West St. Andrew MP Anthony Hylton, plus former Finance Minister Hugh Small to the 14 member Constitutional Reform Committee.
All three are attorneys at law.
The ECJ apart, Mr. Golding says the Integrity Commission is another institution that ought to be entrenched as part of a new ‘Republic of Jamaica’.
He concedes that the Commission, which was established in 2017 and operationalized in 2018, has a bit more maturing to do.
Nora Gaye Banton for Nationwide News.