Transparency body welcomes appointment of Ombudsman

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The Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI) in a press statement yesterday said that it welcomed the appointment of Justice Winston Moore as the Ombudsman saying that it has every confidence that Moore will discharge his responsibilities faithfully and in keeping with the requirements of the Constitution.

On December 18, 2013, Government informed the Opposition that it had selected Moore for the position of Ombudsman. While the Constitution says the Opposition is to be consulted on the post, it does not have to give its consent for the appointment to go ahead.

“The Transparency Institute Guyana Inc. (TIGI) welcomes the appointment of the Ombudsman, a position that has been vacant since Justice S. Y. Mohamed demitted office in 2005,” the statement said. It noted that the main responsibility of the Ombudsman is to investigate any action taken by a government department or other …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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