Sooba’s appointment unlawful – court rules

Carol Sooba’s appointment as Town Clerk was quashed yesterday by Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang, who found that her appointment was “legally defective” since former Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud did not have the lawful authority to appoint anyone.

Chang said the Persaud’s decision to appoint Sooba as the Town Clerk was “ultra vires” since that responsibility was vested in the Local Government Service Commission, although it has never been set up.

“…It is the finding of the court that the Minister acted ultra vires the provisions of the Municipal and District Councils Act, Chapter 28:01, and his decision to appoint Carol Sooba as Town Clerk must be quashed,” Chang said at the High Court yesterday.

However, he added that his decision does not prevent Sooba from continuing to perform the functions  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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