At a training session for media personnel last Friday February 27th, the Integrity in Public Office Commission elaborated on the functions and operations of the body in the administration of the Integrity in Public Office Act of 2003.
The seven member Commission which is tasked with receiving, and examining financial declarations of persons in public life and investigating complaints of non-compliance with impartiality, independence and accountability.
"When we receive a declaration, if necessary we call persons in for clarification or additional particulars. If at the end of the day we are satisfied, we gazette that person. If the person does not cooperate by providing required particulars for the conduct of the inquiry into his declaration, if a person has not filed or filed within the time prescribed by Parliament, we are required by the Act to gazette that person and send the report to the Director of Public Prosecutions," explained Julian Johnson - Chairman, IPO Commission.
Read the entire Integrity in Public Office Commission explains Complaint Protocol article.