The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, PSOJ, has condemned recent comments made by government Minister Everald Warmington, describing them as divisive and inconsistent with the country’s motto.

The private sector lobby group has called on political representatives to be responsible in their discourse with their supporters and the general public.

At a recent JLP conference, Minister with responsibility for Works, Everald Warmington suggested Opposition Leader Mark Golding, would never become the country’s Prime Minister because of his skin colour.

PSOJ President, Keith Duncan, says he’s disappointed with racially divisive comments made by Warmington.

Duncan says the nation’s political leaders have a moral responsibility to ensure an adherence to the code of conduct.

He says the utterances by Minister Warmington directly contradict the Political Code of Conduct signed by all political representatives.

He added that both the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader should take the higher ground in managing the communication of their political operatives.

Keith Duncan, PSOJ President.