Sooba ‘best suited’ to be Town Clerk

– Local gov’t minister

Minister of Local Government Ganga Persaud yesterday defended the appointment of Carol Sooba as Town Clerk, saying that she had “matured” and was the “best suited” of the candidates who had applied.

Answering questions at a press briefing yesterday at the ministry’s boardroom, the minister was impatient with reporters who questioned Sooba’s qualifications to the point of becoming belligerent.

“…She is qualified and that is the reason why she was appointed. Based on our criteria she is qualified,” the minister argued. “The job description would have listed academic qualifications and Ms Sooba is not without academic qualifications. We invited every individual that applied because we were determined that we had to make sure that we cleared this business and move on. Every person was identified and then we sought to identify the best of those who applied. That’s what we did. What is wrong with that, I don’t know.  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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