Councillors walk out of Region Two RDC meeting over absence of REO

The absence of Regional Executive Officer (REO)  Rupert Hopkinson at the statutory meeting of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Two yesterday, led to a walkout by Councillors of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C).

Midway into the meeting, discussions into a matter arose and it was soon discovered that the issue that needed to be dealt with by the REO was still unresolved.

APNU+AFC Councillor Jullian Cummings raised the issue about the non-payment of Community Infrastructure Improvement Programme workers where he said that trench cleaners are still owed for community service works done on the road shoulders and within the community of Charity.

“I am disappointed since these workers are ….

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