According to a news report today, the Jamaican government has been asked to be transparent about the contributions it received for Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith’s failed bid to become the Secretary General of the Commonwealth. The matter has been placed before the Supreme Court.
The Foreign Affairs Minister, Mrs Johnson-Smith, led a campaign to unseat the current Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland, but proved unsuccessful in her efforts. This campaign was a multi-million-dollar endeavour, which led to her traversing the world to rack up support from Commonwealth leaders.
Through the Access to Information Act, full disclosure of the donors led to the revelation that muscle group Grace Kennedy and businessman Keith Duncan were among the donors who pumped money into the campaign, and the act is also being used to reveal other donors as well as how much money was actually put into Mrs Johnson-Smith’s failed attempt.
The matter, according to reports by attorney-at-law Sophia Bryan, was brought up so that the state and its officials could respond to inquiries about their failure to file the required paperwork with the relevant legislation about what had transpired.
Watch the video of Kamina Johnson-Smith being reported to be facing a lawsuit below: