National Integrity Action was registered as a not-for-profit company in March, 2011 with the objective of combatting corruption in Jamaica on a non-partisan basis and with the goal of becoming the officially recognised ‘national contact’ in Jamaica of Transparency International, the international NGO involved in combating corruption. The founding Board of Directors is:
The establishment of NIA grew out of the necessity to raise levels of national integrity and to combat corruption more effectively in Jamaica. The perception of Jamaicans and of the international community is that corruption is unacceptably high in our country and that the corrupt must be deterred, detected and punished. Towards this end NIA has been established to enhance public probity on an all-round basis and build public engagement as well as demand:
In pursuing these purposes NIA shall complement the work of its predecessor and partner, the National Integrity Action Forum, a non-partisan public sector network of heads of anti-corruption agencies established in January 2009. Support for the NIAF and for NIA’s founding and work-programme has come primarily from the RJR-TV Group, the Gleaner Company Ltd, FLOW, private sector entities, USAID and DFID (UK).
NIA was launched on UN International Corruption Day, December 9, 2011, at the Mona Visitors Lodge, University of the West Indies.
Consistent with its non-partisan character, the then Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Hon. Andrew Holness, MP was keynote speaker at the launch and the Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Peter Phillips, MP made a presentation on behalf of the then Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller.
Following the launch, NIA engaged in intense advocacy during the December 2011 election campaign to engage the Jamaican public and political parties in:
In 2012 and beyond, NIA is focusing on:
NIAL Office: 876-970-2733
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