The town of Bartica has announced the appointment of Phoebe Wallerson as Town Clerk of the Municipality, a release from the Ministry of Communities said yesterday.
The appointment will deepen concerns that the APNU+AFC government has delayed the appointment of the Local Government Commission (LGC) to give it a free hand in the naming of key officials such as town clerks. The LGC is supposed to make these appointments but a number have already been done by the ministry. Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan has made a number of public commitments on the establishment of the LGC which have all been breached. At last word, the government was still to name its members on the LGC.
The release said that Wallerson, who holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Guyana, brings to the post “a wealth of administrative experience, having spent the last four years overseeing the Guyana Red Cross Resilience Project in Bartica.”
Wallerson is reported in the press release as saying that she is humbled and honoured to serve in the post.
She said that while she is fully aware of the volume of challenges facing the town, she is reassured by the fact that there is much potential in Bartica’s natural and human resources.
“I choose to invest in looking towards all of our potential instead. I see so much potential on account of the support and dedication shown to us by Central Government and the David Granger Administration,” the town clerk said.
The release said that she voiced confidence in what she termed the “superb leadership” of the Mayor Gifford Marshall and Deputy Mayor, Kamal Persaud adding that she is greatly motivated by the strength and hard work of the council.
“I pledge to give of my energies and ingenuity as I rely on the wisdom of the law, the goodness of the Bartician Spirit and the love I have for the people,” Wallerson stated.