M&CC to seek legal advice over slashed allowances

Mayor Hamilton Green yesterday announced that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will be seeking legal advice since the Acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba has refused to give an explanation for slashing several councillors’ allowances.

This was disclosed at yesterday’s statutory meeting and the mayor said that the matter will not end there. Several councillors had approached him complaining that the allowances they are entitled to were arbitrarily cut by the town clerk.

When asked about this, Sooba said she was in no position to give any further explanation on the issue, since she had already given advice on the matter.

Several councillors said that although they attended the twice monthly statutory meetings, their stipends were still being cut.

Also at the meeting, the mayor said that there is to be a meeting on Thursday at 4.30 pm in the Reading Room at the Guyana National Library with the Kitty stall holders and their representatives on the state of the derelict Kitty Market. The main objective of the meeting, he said, is to secure involvement and cooperation of civil society on the way forward.

On August 1, over 40 vendors of the market met the mayor and other councillors to discuss the future of the market.

The vendors had shared their concerns about the deplorable state of the market and the way it was impacting on their trade.

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