(1) Subject to section 14, the Ombudsman may summon before him-
(a) any person, whether or not he is an officer of any organization, who in the opinion of the Ombudsman is able to give any information relating to any action that is being investigated by the Ombudsman; and
(b) any complainant,
and may examine them and require them to furnish to him any information, and to produce any document or thing which, in the Ombudsman's opinion, whether or not it is in the custody or under the control of any organization, relates to that action and which may be in the possession or under the control of that person or, as the case may be, of the complainant. (Amended 44 of 1994 s. 8)
(2) The Ombudsman may administer an oath for the purposes of an examination under subsection (1) if he thinks fit.
(3) Except in relation to the subject of any certificate issued under section 14(3)-
(a) no obligation to maintain secrecy or other restriction, imposed by law, upon the disclosure of any information, document or other thing, that is or has been in the possession or under the control of an organization, shall apply to its disclosure for the purposes of an investigation under this Ordinance; and (Amended 30 of 2001 s. 12)
(b) any requirement by the Ombudsman that any such information, document or thing as is referred to in paragraph (a) be disclosed or produced for the purposes of an investigation under this Ordinance shall be sufficient authority for its disclosure or production to the Ombudsman.
(4) The Ombudsman may pay the reasonable expenses of complainants and witnesses incurred during the course of an investigation under this Ordinance.