29 Jun PNP RENEWS CALL FOR DISMISSAL OF DANVILLE WALKER FROM STATUTORY BOARDS
Clarendon, Jamaica, June 25, 2017: The National Executive Council (NEC) of the People’s National Party (PNP) is reiterating its call for the removal of Danville Walker from all statutory boards and committees in the wake of being found guilty of breaching the Contractor General Act, for which he was sentenced.
Party Chairman, Robert Pickersgill, made the call today, as he addressed the members of the NEC at its meeting at the Bridge Palm Hotel in Clarendon.
Mr. Pickersgill reminded the NEC that the current government came to power promising many things, including transparency and an end to perceived corruption, but has kept Walker as chairman of the Jamaica Customs and the Trade Board, and membership to other critical statutory bodies.
“It had been ten weeks now since his conviction and we have not heard anything from the Prime Minister,” the Party Chairman stated.
We were promised weeks ago that the Cabinet would consider Danville’s position on Government’s Boards in wake of his conviction, according to the Information Minister, Ruel Reid.
Since this statement, there has been a blackout of information concerning the matter, but we need to know what decision the Cabinet has taken because no convict should be allowed to serve on the Boards of Statutory bodies; and therefore, the Prime Minister must act by removing Danville Walker immediately in light of his conviction.
The government is setting a bad example by allowing Mr. Walker to continue in his present positions without amends.