Jamaica spends $4 billion annually on oversight institutions – Parliamentary committees are important accountability tools. How effective can they be in ensuring government spending meets the required objectives and targets? Can they provide the necessary checks and balance on increased expenditure as governments respond to the impacts of COVID-19?- and is the will of the people being observed within the process?
To discuss the heightened need for parliamentary oversight and accountability due to COVID-19. We are joined by Professor Rosalea Hamilton CEO of the Lasco Chin Foundation and Founding Director of the Institute of Law & Economics and Political Commentator Rev. Dr. Garnet Roper.