Kwakwani elections could set bad precedent, says Whittaker
Acceptance of an alternative committee to run Kwakwani could see the springing up of other such bodies elsewhere, Junior Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker warned on Thursday.
Whittaker emphasised that the ministry will not recognise the Kwakwani committee and added that the “strong legal and administrative measures” that he has said will be taken against the Region Ten Regional Democratic Council (RDC) are to be determined with the guidance of Attorney General Anil Nandlall.
Kwakwani residents on Wednesday night cast ballots to elect a committee to run the community—a move that has been condemned by the ministry. Following the elections, 15 persons were …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.