Heliconia Foundation to Integrity Commission: "Investigate Anand Ramlogan"

Date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 20:00

The Heliconia Foundation has written a formal complaint to the Integrity Commission asking the watchdog body to investigate former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan in relation to employment practices at the Office of the Attorney General during his tenure.

In a letter dispatched to the commission dated February 21st, the foundation says it was forced to issue judicial proceedings against the former AG, after his office refused to respond to questions posed under the Freedom of Information Act in relation to the number of persons hired and fired as well as their respective qualifications.

The foundation says it received the results on February 16th and described the results as startling.

The letter goes on to say the statistics call into question the integrity of persons in public life and or persons exercising public functions defined by the Integrity in Public Life Act.

The foundation raised issue with the number of Equal Opportunity investigating officers at the AG's office terminated during 2010-2015.

It also questions the employment of special advisors to the former AG and says communications staff were woefully under-qualified for the positions held.

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