The Corriverton Town Council at its last statutory meeting took a decision to send the council’s treasurer, Ronita Griffith, on administrative leave.
According to a statement issued by the Mayor, Winston Robert, the Corentyne council opted to make such a decision based on what they deemed was alleged “gross incompetence, misleading the council and failure to accurately account for an expenditure of $3.2 million.”
Stabroek News was unable to contact the Treasurer for a comment.
The statement read, “As a direct result of the municipal treasurer actions, the council spent money that it never had in 2017/2018 and now finds itself in a deficit of $3.2 million for the year 2019. This will adversely affect the execution of projects and the delivery of services by the council.”….