[Video] Plaisance villagers protest replacement of overseer

Plaisance residents yesterday protested the replacement of the community’s Overseer with someone who they say is insufficiently experienced, but Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker maintained that the new holder of the post possesses superior academic qualifications and diverse, relevant work experience.

Residents of the East Coast Demerara (ECD) community said the fact that Deborah McDowell, who has served as overseer since last year, is being made to train her replacement, is evidence that she holds superior qualifications. Whittaker however, said he did not know of such an arrangement, while adding that training is handled by various local government institutions.

Last month, the Interim Manage-ment Committee (IMC) for the Plaisance/Industry Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) advertised vacancies for the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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