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Commission of Enquiry report still to be released

The report coming out from the commission of enquiry on the alleged misappropriation of funds at City Hall is still to be released.

That report was said to be handed over to the Minister of Local Government three weeks ago by the Commissioner Keith Burrows.

When contacted by this newscast Burrows indicated that the delay of the report is due to the minister’s busy schedule, but made the assurance that it will be made public in the next week.

Burrows sometime ago pointed out to the media that his team has prepared a comprehensive report that could possibly see a major shake up in the council’s management.

The commissioner further disclosed that the report would allow the city’s management    to reflect in a deeper way on what they are required to do and how better they can serve the citizens. As a result, he said the report was designed to develop new and modern systems that would make their operations more democratic, transparent and participatory

Since the launch of the investigations at City Hall, two of the council’s senior officers have been on administrative leave.

Last year, the Minister of Local Government was prompted by concerns raised in the 2007 Auditor General’s report, to appoint a Commission of Inquiry to examine certain operations of the council.

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