Showdown looms over Region 8
-after no-confidence motion passed against REO
A series of disagreements culminated in a no-confidence motion against Region Eight Regional Executive Officer, Ronald Harsawack which was approved by a majority of councillors on the council but the Minister of Local Government is the only one who can take action.
Last week, on July 10, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) councillor, Oswald Junor moved a motion of no-confidence against Harsawack. Eight of the 15-member RDC voted in support of the motion, according to a copy of the document seen by Stabroek News. It listed 11 reasons for the no-confidence motion. Among these were Harsawack giving “false” information about alleged vandalizing of pipelines, issuing “false” information about the prices/charges per hour for the services of the bulldozer, failure to carry out decisions and issue correspondence for the council and bypassing the RDC chairman, Mark Crawford and the council to grant permission for construction of buildings etc.
The no-confidence motion also cited Harsawack’s failure to send the RDC’s excavator to clear garbage build-up at the dumpsite when asked to do so by the Regional Chairman (RC), failure to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.