BY JENNIFER KUSAPA
THE Honiara City Council is still without a City Clerk.
This is prompting councillors to call on the Ministry of Home Affairs to pull up its socks and find a candidate soon.
HCC Councilor Reginald Ngati told this paper that Home Affairs should quickly fill the position, as the City Clerk is the person responsible in overseeing the Council’s operations to ensure effective, efficient, and economic management of activities and planning of the Council.
He said as the Council is heading towards its budget the presence of the City Clerk is very important.
“I understand that there has been an advertisement published and three candidates have been interviewed, and I am asking why the delay in the appointment of the suitable candidate,” Ngati said.
He said the ministry must appoint someone who is neutral and a person who has wealth of experience that can “reform the council back to its original idea of why HCC was established”.
“HCC need people who think of serving the people and not for self-serving, HCC now is like a fundraising institution, an institution without any powers, and so we need someone who can put those things in order and for the smooth running of the council.”
This paper contacted the Ministry of Home Affairs for comments but was unsuccessful yesterday.
The position has been vacant since the former was kicked out earlier this year for several allegations of gross abuse of office.