Local Government Ministry should revisit Kwakwani’s IMC
The Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud, visited the Kwakwani community, Region 10, and had a well attended public meeting with residents. I can say without a doubt persons were given chances to raise their issues.
The most contentious of the issues was the secret installation of the Interim Management Committee IMC) in the Kwakwani Neighbourhood Democratic Council by the Ministry of Local Government.
It was made quite clear to the Minister that the installation was secretly done as the Minister within the Ministry of Local Government did not meet with the residents.
One resident who was selected for the IMC also openly expressed her view that because Kwakwani is a closely-knitted community and it would have been fitting for the Ministry of Local Government to meet with the residents before the IMC. She also said that after reviewing the manner in which the installation was done, the Minister of Local Government should revisit the process of Kwakwani’s IMC.
Minister Persaud was informed the residents that he contacted and encouraged the Local Government Minister to visit Kwakwani. He told residents that the Minister has promised to visit Kwakwani soon.
We are now awaiting the arrival of the Minister of Local Government. We trust he will give us a hearing in the same manner Minister Persaud conducted his.