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Feb 3, 2023

Retired Major Gilbert Swaso to Officially Take up Post as Ombudsman

Prime Minister John Briceño

Retired Major Gilbert Swaso’s appointment to the Office of the Ombudsman was officially brought before the House of Representatives. The office has been vacant since March 2022. Late last year reports surfaced that the Briceño Administration had identified Major Swaso as the person to fill the role of Ombudsman. But he was yet to take up the office because the decision had yet to be made official. Well today that motion was passed inside the House.


Prime Minister John Briceño

“Madam Speaker I think that everybody know major Swaso. He has been a public servant all his life. He served with distinction on the Belize Defense Force and he also served as the Mayor of Dangriga. Everyone in Dangriga will tell you that he is a man of the people, he is approachable, and as on a whole for all Belizeans. Madam Speaker I think this appointment is an easy one and one that I hope all members on both side of the house will support, as we have already gotten support from the Senate. This motion has the recommendation of the Cabinet.”

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