New legal department to help local government ministry clear backlog

The Local Government Ministry has been fitted with its very own Legal Department which will enable it to better enforce bylaws and clear the plethora of back-logged legal matters it is confronted with.

At the ministry’s end-of–year press conference yesterday Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud said the step was informed by two main factors.

The fines attached to breaching the ministry’s bylaws, he said, were unrealistic and a more stringent solution was required, and  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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