Jagdeo taking private criminal action against PNC/APNU members over filing of assets

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Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo is preparing to take several members of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNRC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Parliamentarians to court, for breaching the Integrity Commission Act.

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Parliamentarian, Bishop Juan Edghill, in his private capacity, on Wednesday (June 21, 2017) dispatched a letter to Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of the Presidency, Abena Moore, requesting information on the “delinquent PNCR and APNU Parliamentarians.”

The information is being requested under provisions of the Access to Information Act of 2011.

“The names of the People National Congress Reform (PNCR) parliamentarians of the 8th and 9th Parliament who failed to submit to the Integrity Commission of Guyana the statutorily required submission of the schedule iii declaration forms (2) disclosing their Income, Assets and Liabilities of themselves and immediate family for th0e years 2001-2006 and 2006-2011,” are being requested.

Same is being asked for, in relation to A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) parliamentarians in the 10th  Parliament who failed to submit to the Integrity Commission.

According to the letter, the requested information is intended to be used in the pursuit of private criminal charges against identified delinquents in accordance with section 22 of Integrity Commission Acts 1997.

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