COC deliberates on SOE appointment and remuneration

COC deliberates on SOE appointment and remuneration

By Rashika Kumar
Saturday 13/04/2024
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The Constitutional Offices Commission is still in the process of analyzing the appointment of the Supervisor of Elections and no decision has been reached as the COC is diligently examining the remuneration package associated with the position. The government in a statement says the Supervisor of Elections is appointed by the President on the advice of the Constitutional Offices Commission following consultation with the Electoral Commission in accordance with section 76(4) of the Constitution.

They say the remuneration and allowances is determined by the President on advice of the COC.

The government says in advising the President of the remuneration of the Supervisor, the COC must establish an independent committee which shall advise the COC on the appropriate remuneration and allowances that should be payable.

They say presently the appointment of the Supervisor is under consideration by the COC.

They say in line with the constitutional provisions and to ensure accountability and transparency, the COC has established an Independent Committee to advise the COC on the appropriate remuneration and allowances for all the constitutional offices within their mandate, including the Supervisor’s position.

The Independent Committee is an independent committee and may regulate their own procedure and is now in the process of providing its advice and report to the COC. They say the COC recognizes the independence of the Independent Committee and will await for its advice.

They say recommendations for the substantive appointments by the COC to the President will be made once the Independent Committee’s advice is finalized.

The government is urging both the public and the media to exercise caution and responsibility in disseminating information, particularly on social media platforms.

They say misinformation poses significant risks and can erode public confidence in our democratic institutions.

They urge everyone to rely on verified sources for accurate news and information.

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