Church group satisfied with assurances given by PM on governance

The Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches (JUGC) has declared that it is satisfied with the commitment given by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to deal with issues of integrity in government and ensure good corporate governance in the public sector.

Last week, representatives of JUGC and various interest groups representing the private sector met with Mr. Holness to discuss their concerns including allegations of corruption at entities for which Dr. Andrew Wheatley had responsibility.

Bishop Neville Owens, immediate past president of the JUGC, who chaired the meeting, told RJR News that he came away with the understanding that the commitment from the Prime Minister will not be mere talk.

He said the church will also have an important role to play, including having members sit on state boards in the future.

He said it was agreed that there would be continued dialogue among the various interest groups, the government and opposition to develop solutions and identify practical codes of  practice and ethics.

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