The Mayor and Councillors do not handle money; the city administration does

Dear Editor,

I am appalled to read the letters penned in the media by Minister Clement Rohee and the past and present local government ministers. I usually feel a sense of impatience when these gentlemen lay blame at the feet of the Mayor and Councillors of the city. I would like to make it clear to these gentlemen and the public as a whole, that the Mayor and Councillors do not handle any money, especially the monies which they are claiming were given

and which must be given to the city council.

The handling of money is the sole responsibility of the City Hall administration, therefore, the blame for any mismanagement and inability to execute the maintenance works of the council, must be laid squarely at the head, body and feet of the administration, which they are attempting to use so that they can control and micro-manage the city through the back door. Editor, at no time whatsoever, did the Mayor and Councillors mismanage the council. I cry shame on these gentlemen’s pronouncements. But according to my experience from years of being a councillor, I have concluded that the government is starving the council for funds not because of mismanagement and inability, but because Mr Hamilton Green is the elected mayor of the city. If it was not for Mr Green, however, the city councillors would have been replaced already by an interim management committee (IMC).

 Yours faithfully,

Anthony ‘Trini’ Boyce

City Councillor

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