Ministry of Local Government comes under the microscope in the National Assembly – 19th Apr 2013
It was revealed in the National Assembly that former Minister of Local Government Harripersaud Nokta earns $380, 000 as Hinterland Coordinator, while Mr. Clinton Collymore earns $317, 000 as an advisor. Both Nokta and Collymore were former Ministers of Local Government. Apart from their salary, they are provided with a maid and a gardener, who are both paid $25, 000, and they are also entitled to security at their home, along with a vehicle.
The two men have been hired as contract employees since 2007. Things got a bit testy when the Minister of Local Government was asked to explain how the men were hired.
In the end, the salaries for Nokta and Collymore were approved, along with thee salaries for their maids and gardeners and security at their homes.