One city , two town clerks. More drama at City Hall
On Thursday the council appointment Royston King as town clerk after expressing disappointment and is maintaining that Sooba was imposed on the council, she is disrespectful, refusing to carry out the orders of the council and is not qualified for the job of town clerk.
Sooba has insisted that it is the minister who has the authority to remove her.
Sooba appointment was challenged in the court by public relations officer Royston King.
It that case the chief justice Ian Chang ruled that former Minister Ganga Persaud had no authority to appoint any Local Government officer earning above a certain salary and the Town Clerk position fell within that bracket.
The CJ added that Sooba could remain in the Town Clerk position as a de facto (not legally bound)officer since the hiring body the Local Government Commission was not in place. However King has moved back to the court appealing against certain aspects the ruling.
And the council also voted to replace the current chairman of the finance Garrett who the council accused of not working in the best interest of the city.