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Town Clerk’s selection challenged in court

sooba hit back 11thPublic Relations Officer at the mayor and city council Royston King who was one of the applicants for the post of town clerk has taken the local government ministry to court.

 King through his attorney Nigel Hughes had an order Nisi granted by the Chief Justice Ian Chang. That injunction is asking the minister of local government Minister Ganga Persuad to show cause why the Chief Justice should not set aside the much criticized confirmation of Carol Sooba to the post of Town Clerk.

The injunction is also asking the minister to disclose to the court the basis under which Sooba was confirmed as town clerk.

King was the 2nd person in the running for the post behind Paul Clark who was way ahead of the pack according to the panel that was set up to interview the relevant applicants.

President of the Guyana Local Government Officer Union Dale Beresford and deputy mayor Patricia Chase Green who sat on the panel blasted the administration for making such a decision. They told the media that Sooba was the least qualified of the four persons seeking the job as town clerk.

 City mayor Hamilton Greene was so peeved with the administration when he spoke about the issue.

With all the wrangling Sooba is getting government’s support and she said recently her task is to clean the city and improve the council’s rates and tax collections. The matter regarding Sooba appointment will come up in court on December 23.

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