October 24, 2014
Executive Director Secretariat of the Integrity Commission
National Assembly Building Belmopan, Belize
We have written several letters to your office over the last five years requesting information that in accordance with the Prevention of Corruption Act should be public knowledge. To date we have not received any response or acknowledgement from your office.
We respectfully remind you that in accordance with section 6, (1) subject to subsection (2), the Commission shall, not later than 31st March in each year, make a report to the National Assembly of its activities in the preceding year and the report shall be tabled in the National Assembly not later than 31st May of the same year.
Our investigation has shown that the last report of the Integrity Commission, published in the Belize Gazette of 22nd April, 2010, was for a 2008 disclosure of the Hon. Carlos Perdomo. We have spoken with several elected persons who acknowledged receipt of their disclosure packet from out from your office.
Several persons have also confirmed that they have submitted their disclosures to your office. Knowing that a register is kept of all persons who have submitted their disclosure, and relying on your commitment to transparency and accountability and, in accordance with the Freedom of information Act, we request that the following information be provided to us:
1. Copies of the Integrity Commission’s annual reports as mandated by law for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Part II, section 7 (4b)
2. List of names of all persons who have submitted their disclosure in compliance with Part III, section 10. (1), including the date as recorded in the register kept by the secretariat.
In anticipation of your kind cooperation and favorable response, we remain,
Paul Morgan, Secretary General, VIP
cc: Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow
Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Francis Fonseca
Governor General H.E. Sir Colville Young
General Secretariat of the Organization of American States