Premier Andrew Fahie in a recent statement said he is delivering on his election campaign promise to put the necessary systems in place to ensure transparency, accountability, good governance and best practices in the BVI.
“Immediately, we will be moving to put in place, in short order, the Code of Ethics for ministers, all elected officials, public officers and all statutory bodies, ” the Premier said.
“The new procurement legislation and asset seizure legislation will also to be brought into force and this will cultivate a new era of transparency which, might I add, would include spouses and extended family members of public officials, ” he added.
He continued: “With these systems in place, the public purse will be more securely protected. Taxpayers will get greater value for money. Citizens will be treated more fairly. Persons will be able to enjoy a life in the BVI where they would not be unfairly subject to their reputations being tarnished or their character assassinated while they are innocent,” the Premier said.
When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed