Registry to monitor political party executives

The Registrar of Political Parties and Candidates has established a monitoring mechanism to ensure party executives carry out their duties as sworn office bearers.

This was announced by Registrar of Political Parties and Candidates, Dr. Alphonse Gelu, today following a forum with executives of political party’s with parliamentary representatives.

Gelu said he used the forum to inform them on the mechanism which the executives, mainly the General Secratries, will be using to report to the Office of the Registrar.

“It is those General Secretaries that failed to perform their duties that the Registry is targeting to get them to pull their socks up.

He further says “A template for reporting was created by the Registry to monitor their performance and was presented to the executives in the forum today. The templates that were developed were for the Presidents, Treasurers and General Secretaries,” he said.

The Registrar used the forum to also advise the executives on the amendments to the Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates and also queried their election preparations.

A total of 19 Political Parties have representation in the current Parliament term.

Of the 19, executives of seven party’s did not show.

Cedric Patjole