2nd March, 2017
Sen. The Hon. V. Nazim Burke
Political Leader, National Democratic Congress
H.A. Blaize Street
Dear Senator Burke,
Re. Non-Renewal of Employment Contracts of Certain Registration Officers
I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 24th February 2017, which was received on the 27th instant.
Your letter inaccurately stated that the employment contracts of ten (10) registration officers were recently terminated. I herein confirm that the annual employment contracts of eight registration officers were not renewed.
This was done in my own deliberate judgment in accordance with section 29 (1) and section 35 of the Representation of the People Act, Cap 286 A of the Laws of Grenada.
I have been advised and verily believe that there is sufficient time for adequate training to be undertaken by new registration officers before the holding of the next general elections.
I am aware that general elections are due in accordance with sections 52 and 53 of the Constitution of Grenada.
I wish to assure you Senator Burke that my recent actions were done in the best interest of the democratic process and in accordance with the Constitution of Grenada and the Representation of the People’s Act.
Dame Cecile La Grenade