The parliamentary oversight body of the Integrity Commission will meet today to review calls to remove the so-called secrecy clause and several other recommendations of the organisation.

The controversial clause forbids the Integrity Commission from commenting publicly on ongoing investigations.

Anti Corruption activist and Executive Director of the National Integrity Action, Professor Trevor Munroe, says there are some 16 recommendations to be reviewed.

The Justice Ministry has confirmed the oversight body is meeting at 2PM.

In a major move in 2019, the Integrity Commission says it would lobby lawmakers to remove the clause.

The body told the media then it’s being shackled by the provision.

Professor Munroe was reacting to the Auditor General’s findings outlined in a special report on the questionable financial activities between the Education Ministry and the Joint Committee for Tertiary Education, JCTE.

The Auditor-General, Pamela Munroe Ellis has called for investigators to probe how the Joint Committee for Tertiary Education, JCTE, spent nearly 124 million dollars received from the Ministry between 2018 and 2020.

That resulted in the Acting Permanent Secretary, Dr Grace McLean being sent on leave yesterday.

Professor Trevor Munroe, Executive Director of the National Integrity Action.

In the meantime, Head of the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal, Jeanette Calder, says her efforts to retrieve information on historic contract data from the Integrity Commission, have been continuously snubbed.

She says she’s been told the Integrity Commission cannot grant access to that kind of data because it’s bound by the controversial clause.

Jeanette Calder, Head of the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal, speaking last evening on Nationwide @5.