Newly appointed chairman to the Leadership Code Commission (LCC), Francis Cecil Luza, has pledged to strengthen the institution and address outstanding cases.
Luza was chairman for the Trade Disputes Panel prior to his new appointment.
He replaces Emmanuel Kouhota,who left LCC to become the chief magistrate recently.
Luza said his new position will be challenging but pledged to perform to his best, help strengthen the institution and address outstanding cases.
“It will be tough and challenging especially because it focuses more on the leaders,” he told the Sunday Star.
“But I do hope with the experience and time spent in a number of integrity institutions in the country, I’m confident to take on the challenges.”
He said one priority area he would like to address immediately is the high number of outstanding cases.
“Hearing delay is justice delayed,” he said.
Luza added another fundamental thing to address is to ensure the integrity of the institution remains intact.
“In this regard, it is vital to create the post of vice chairman and have another two commissioners at least joining.
“There will be conflict of interest for sure and for that matter, it is wise to have a collective view and different representation.
“This will help to avoid conflict of interest.”
BY BRADFORD THEONOMI