Integrity must be at the heart of government
Sinn Féin's Chris Hazzard has said integrity must be at the heart of government in order to command public confidence.
Speaking at the launch of Sinn Féin's Integrity in Government document in Belfast today, Chris Hazzard said:
"Recently, public confidence in the political institutions have been undermined by the DUP’s mishandling of the RHI scandal and the allegations of corruption associated with the scheme.
"The public need to able to have confidence in the political process.
"There can be no place for allegations of corruption and malpractice.
"We need to be proactive in the fight against corruption, incompetence and malpractice.
"Today, Sinn Féin has launched proposals for achieving integrity in government. These proposals are designed to address political donations, lobbying, conflict of interests, and whistleblowing.
"Sinn Féin wants to see equality, integrity and respect at the heart of the political process."