The attached is a copy of a letter that I sent to the Chairman, Public Service Commission which is referred to in today’s Nation. The story missed the point of the letter in that the General Orders that now has the force of law as a result of the 2007 Public Service Act forbids public officers from being ADOPTED as parliamentary candidates. The teacher in question seems to think that he only has to make his decision on Nomination Day but that is not what the laws says. There was some doubt with people before him in a similar situation but that doubt was removed by the 2007 Act.
Of even greater concern is the fact that the Prime Minister is Minister with responsibility for the Public Service who with one hat is supposed to enforce the law and with the other as President of the DLP, he is ignoring the law.