PM Says Cabinet Members Will Get Training In Good Governance

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will make it mandatory for all members of his Cabinet to undergo good governance training and follow best practices.

Mr. Holness made the comments while giving the keynote address at the ground-breaking ceremony for a housing project in Duncans, Trelawny, on Thursday July 12.

The Prime Minister said the matter of ministerial oversight is of such importance that the Government will be redoubling its effort to ensure that all public agencies “under our charge” are working “efficiently and effectively” towards the public good.

“This business of good governance and anti-corruption is a serious matter. It is a wave sweeping across the world and it is a wave that has swept out governments. I do not intend for it to affect our Government. Our Government must be strong. Our Government must stand visibly and demonstrably in support of transparency of good governance with a firm stance against corruption,” Mr. Holness emphasized.

The Prime Minister said it is important that the public be given the confidence that there is a process that is transparent and “a process that will work”.

By Franklin McKnight

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