In his response to Mayor Hamilton Green’s move to block the Acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba from her office, Minister of Local Government Ganga Persaud said the situation at City Hall is a most unfortunate one.
At a press conference today, Tuesday August 6, Persaud said the Mayor has reduced himself to an obstacle and has resorted to tactics he knows best. Minister Persaud deemed the Mayor’s action as distasteful.
Minister within the Local Government Ministry Norman Whittaker said the Ministry has sought the advice from the Commissioner of Police on the matter.
Whittaker said that the Ministry fully supports the work of the Town Clerk and as such, sees no reason why she should be removed.
It is Minister Whittaker’s view that the Mayor wants Sooba fired since she has uncovered major corruption within the council.