>>...Speaker Jacklick is calling for major changes to the Constitution and laws of the RMI, and to Nitijela rules to effect a range of reforms aimed at changing the composition of the Nitijela and the Council of Iroij...>>
Why does it have to be radical? How about doing what they are supposed to be doing now?
Procedures and laws are in place, and most are good, but when there is no compliance, the most radical changes will still do no good.
1) Mr. Speaker, as lawmakers, you and the other RMI leaders can make the difference, not only by new laws or restructuring. Simply by requiring as a leader, that the laws and regulations already made, are enforced.
2) Mr. Speaker, as lawmakers, you and the other RMI leaders can make sure that funded programs and projects are implemented and maintained.
The Speaker spoke of the "Nitijela strengthening project" -- here are examples of statements from plan documents posted on the UNDP website.
Support to Parliament Project
June 2007 Plan Evaluation
Technology has brought amazing opportunities for all, but as I have been pointing out for years, the RMI remains Dark Ages when it comes to communication.
For many years, donors have not only funded but supplied support so that the Marshall Islands can "come out of the dark." I remember, less than two years, ago, training that was to "get" every agency and ministry "on-line." Project funded, training conducted, but where are the websites and most importantly, where is the information?
Every year, it is like pulling teeth to get any information up online from the RMI President's Office and RMI Nitijela, even though both have operational websites.
(By the way, have you checked the RMI Embassy website lately -- looks like another one "bites the dust")
Now, a week after the "RADICAL" news from the Nitijela, neither the RMI Gov't website nor the Nitjela website have been updated with that information.
What are the radical changes?
Where's President Zedkaia's speech to the people?
Where are the recordings of the Nitjela opening and first sessions?
Where's the Corporate Plan, the Speaker speaks about?
Where are all the bills & laws which were to be disseminated to the public since the UN project went into effect?
Don't know, we are still in the dark.
Turn on the lights! Enforce the laws and plans already in effect!
"Just do it, Baby!"
"Promoting more information disclosure by the public service, rather than secrecy which may allow corruption to be hidden" - from Nitijela UN Workshop Outcomes Statement, Feb. 17, 2011
Like Aenet said, why radical change. Enforce what's already there. They can ammend or make new laws, if not enforce, what's the point. Talk is cheap without action
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