Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Cecil Kennard, will be sworn in this afternoon as the Chairman and lone member of a Commission of Inquiry that will be examining the Georgetown City Council and its operations.
The Commission is being set up by the Local Government Commission and comes on the heels of several complaints from citizens and businesses about the operations of City Hall.
In a statement yesterday, the Local Government Commission said over the course of several months it has deliberated on the complaints received on the administration and operations of the Mayor and City Council and a unanimous decision was taken at the Commission’s 17th Statutory meeting back in April to have the matter thoroughly examined by way of the establishment of a Commission of inquiry.
The Terms of Reference of the Commission includes a mandate to Investigate the administration and operations of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown; The reason for and the process by which a motion of no confidence on the Town Clerk was dealt with by the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown; and Generally, to investigate any matter that may be brought to the attention of the Commissioner during the Inquiry that would adversely affect the administration and operation of the Municipality of Georgetown.
Members of the public who may wish to engage the Commission of Inquiry are being advised to do so by calling telephone number: 687- 9341.
Town Clerk, Royston King has proceeded on leave as the Commission of Inquiry prepares to do its work.