King fired

-police, Audit Office called in

Town Clerk Royston King during his appearance before the Commission of Inquiry at last October.

Royston King has been fired from the post of Town Clerk and the Local Government Commission (LGC) has asked the police and the Auditor General to investigate his tenure as chief administrative officer of the Georgetown City Council.

Speaking with Stabroek News yesterday, LGC Vice-Chairman Andrew Garnett explained that King was dismissed via letter, dated Wednesday, January 23rd, which was successfully delivered on Thursday. He said the commission cited gross misconduct, which King was accused of by a recent inquiry, as the reason for his dismissal.

Stabroek News attempted to contact King for a response but up to press time, he could not be reached.

LGC Chairman Mortimer Mingo, in an invited comment, said the decision to terminate King’s services was a “unanimous decision of the Commission.” He added that the embattled Town Clerk offered no defence to the charges when he appeared at a disciplinary hearing on January 12th…..

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