As investigations into the operations of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) continue, important documents that were previously under scrutiny still cannot be accounted for, including cheques.
Following allegations made against the Town Clerk and Treasurer by the Auditor General, an investigation was launched into the affairs of M&CC.
The investigation, headed by Chairman of the Implementation Committee, revealed numerous discrepancies within the entity.
The report was submitted to the Ministry of Local Government.
Among other missing documents that were cited in the report, was a cheque to the sum of $500,000 that was paid to the organization for the sale of scrap metal “notably the incinerator.”
Ramon Gaskin’s report indicated that the cheque was never deposited into M&CC’s bank account. It further stated that the cheque was in the procession of the Town Clerk.
Weeks after the public disclosure of the report, the cheque still has not been deposited.
Kaieteur News understands that none of the six officials sent on leave has completed the necessary handing over. However, sources say that the treasurer had indicated “bluntly” that the cheque was never in his procession.
The now acting Town Clerk, Carol Sooba, had indicated that an official handing over has not been done, even though she had made calls for this to be done.
Sooba said that a letter was delivered to her via the daughter of the Town Clerk, however the letter only indicated that appliances were being handed over.
“We don’t know we really don’t know where that cheque is. It is indeed a mystery right now,” a council official stated.
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