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Dirk Harrison temporarily heads division of Integrity Commission

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Contractor General Dirk Harrison has been named among three persons who have been assigned to temporarily act as heads of divisions within the newly created Integrity Commission.

The Commission made the revelation in a media statement, which noted that it anticipates that implementation of its Change Management and Implementation Plan will begin in September.

However, in the meantime, Harrison will head the Commission's Corruption Prosecution division, pending identification and appointment of a permanent director by the Governor General, as mandated by the Act.

Former Secretary-Manager of the Integrity Commission, Joy Powell, will act as head of the Information and Complaints Division, and former Secretary Manager of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC), David Grey, will temporarily head the Investigations Division.

The Integrity Commission Act received the Governor General's Assent on October 23 2017, and came into operation on February 22.

The Act effectively combines the functions of three “Legacy Agencies” - The Integrity Commission (which received and reviewed financial returns of Parliamentarians), the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (which received and reviewed the financial returns of Public Servants) and the Office of the Contractor General (which monitored the award and execution of Government.

The Act mandates that the Commission should undertake its functions through divisions, including: The Information and Complaints Division; The Investigations Division; and, The Corruption Prosecution Division.

Balford Henry

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