Political Ombudsman sets deadline for removal of campaign materials

September 21, 2020
Donna Parchment Brown, Jamaica's political ombudsman.

Two weeks following the completion of Jamaica's general elections, political ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, has called on all candidates, their supporters and political parties engaged in the September 3 general elections, to take the necessary steps to complete the removal of all campaign materials on or before  October 3, 2020.

In a statement, the political ombudsan said she is calling on the chairmen and general secretaries of both political parties to make arrangements and give instructions to ensure urgent and complete clean up.

This she says will allow Jamaicans to enjoy the upcoming Heritage month free of political graffiti on walls, side walks, roads and directional signs and other materials.

Of note, billboards, signs, etc were only permitted on private or public property with the permission of the owner.

Light posts and community signs with pictures, messages and political colours must also be cleaned.

City managers of the Municipal Corporations and the NSWMA have also been tasked to enforce the rules re signage and littering, to help clean up the island by 3rd October 2020.

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