Should he return to office, former Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet plans to ensure full disclosure regarding agreements with investors.
The opposition leader spoke Wednesday night during the DBS Television programme, Newsmaker Live.
“I have understood in the past why there are confidentiality agreements, particularly when it is in the beginning part of the negotiations,” he told programme Host Timothy Poleon.
“But certainly if I were to get back into office, which I hope I do, I absolutely would change the law that on signing of any contract that we must make it public and therefore all the investors will know that these documents are going to be made public,” Chastanet said.
“It doesn’t benefit anyone by keeping them confidential,” the United Workers Party (UWP) leader declared.
According to Chastanet, in any event, people will be suspicious.
In this regard, he felt there would be harm whether or not the agreements were public.
“I think maybe it would hold governments much more accountable knowing that it is going to be public, that they would have to negotiate what people consider to be a fair deal, and they are going to have to be able to come out publicly and justify and support what they are doing,” the opposition leader stated.