There is hereby established an autonomous public commission to be known as the Governance Commission, hereinafter referred to as the “Commission”, which shall have the mandates and exercise the duties, functions and powers it has been granted by this Act.
The Commission shall be an independent body of the Government. It shall be financially autonomous, operationally independent, and generally free of undue influence from any source, in pursuit of its mandate. It shall however, on a quarterly basis submit financial statements to the Legislature and the President.
The Commission shall be responsible to and report to the President on its activities and the performance of its mandate provided, however, that in addition to its reports to the President, the Commission shall in all instances where it recommends changes in sectors or structures of the government or draft legislation for the reform of such sectors, structures or other measures relating to reform of the same, such recommendations shall be submitted directly to the President for executive action or for the President’s further transmission to the National Legislature for its appropriate action.