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Jamaica’s candidate for Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamina Johnson Smith, says she hopes that through her selection there will be a reinvestment in the secretariat.

Mrs Johnson Smith says she hopes to bring greater trust and confidence in the office.

She was answering questions from journalists in the Rwandan capital of Kigali Wednesday afternoon, where Commonwealth heads will soon vote on the new secretary-general.

The vote comes amid concerns over the management of the office by the incumbent Baroness Patricia Scotland.

On Tuesday the secretariat was accused of seeking to suppress the findings of an independent report on its finances.

Mrs Johnson Smith says she’s aware of the allegation but is unwilling to speculate.

Meanwhile, the foreign affairs minister again defended her candidature against allegations of causing division in the Commonwealth.

Kamina Johnson-Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Jamaica’s candidate for Commonwealth Secretary-General.