Lionel Arzu’s contract as Ombudsman was renewed for another year and he was sworn on February 13 in Belmopan. The one year period for his contract was questioned in a Senate meeting earlier this year by the opposition side which queried the one year term as opposed to the traditional three year period. Ombudsman Arzu explained.
In addition to the query, the opposition side of the Senate was not in agreement to have Arzu’s contract renewed. We asked Arzu to weigh in on their opposition.
Ombudsman Arzu is now into his fourth year in office. The Office of the Ombudsman has been opened since 1999 and serves as a place where members of the public can file complaints against members of the Government service or agencies including the utility companies.