Everyone prescribed under Article 67 of the Constitution, Section 5 of the Leadership Code are leaders, and they do have an obligation to file their annual returns every year as directed by the law.

An amendment on the Leadership Code Act this year during the second sitting of the first ordinary session of the parliament in 2020 has directed all leaders to file their annual returns within the office of the Ombudsman but not through the Clerk of Parliament.

On the 19th of May 2020, the Ombudsman published a public report on the unfair deduction of severance entitlements of Mrs Linda George, former Pre School Coordinator of Malampa Province.

Mrs George commenced her employment as a Pre School Coordinator for Malampa Province on 8th of February 2006 and until the date of her retirement she had been employed for a total of approximately 8 years.

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