PHILIPSBURG……….The Ombudsman listens, investigates and recommends government to act on the concerns of the people.
In continuation of the PR Campaign which started last year, the Ombudsman is organizing an Open House on Thursday January 29 at the Bureau. The general public is invited to visit the Ombudsman at E.C. Richardson Street no. 13, Philipsburg, between the hours of 10:00 a.m straight through to 3:00 p.m.
Purpose of the Open House
The purpose of the Open House is to continue to bring awareness to the Ombudsman Institution, inform the public of the role of the Ombudsman and introduce the staff of the Bureau, which supports the Ombudsman.
The core task of the Ombudsman as regulated in our Constitution, is to investigate complaints against the conduct of government bodies filed by citizens, or initiated by the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman does not only investigate government departments, but also government entities with public authority. Filing a complaint with the Ombudsman is free of charge.
The Ombudsman is also the guardian of the Constitution, and reviews new laws to make sure that they are not in conflict with the Constitution.
The Ombudsman protects the rights of the people in relation to government. The Ombudsman is impartial and defends the rights of the people in general.
This Open House is organized for the people to learn more about the Institution. Every hour beginning at 10:00 a.m through to 3:00 p.m. the public will get a tour of the Bureau and a short presentation by the Ombudsman. The last tour will start at 3:00 p.m.
Brochures and flyers of the Ombudsman Institution will be available, as well as information about government procedures and government entities. All government departments and entities have been requested to send us their Information Brochures.
Invitations were sent to the various civic organization for the board and their entire membership.
Save the Date, next week Thursday January 29th 2015
from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Call us at 5421250 or 5421231
Come out to our Open House on January 29th 2015 and be informed!
The OBM listens, investigates and recommends government to act on the concerns of the people!!!