Amendments to the Integrity in Public Life Act (IPLA)
The Integrity Commission has noted comments made about the inadequacies of the Integrity in Public Life Act (IPLA) to effectively conduct investigations. The Chairman Mr. Kenneth Gordon, when questioned by a reporter, is on record as saying the Commission is “almost like a toothless tiger.” There are a number of things which the IPLA directs but does not spell out the process by which those things can be done. This poses a tremendous handicap to the Commission. The Commission is seeking to amend the IPLA to strengthen its investigative powers. The Commission has completed consultations with stakeholders and will soon publish a draft summary report of its recommendations to amend the IPLA.