NDCs called meetings despite Court Order

first_imgThe three Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) that are subject to the recently filed court proceedings have reportedly called meetings, despite the Court Order restricting any form of activities.The NDCs are Malgre Tout/Meer Zorgen, Industry/Plaisance, and Gibraltar/Fyrish.On April 6, Justice Diana Insanally ordered that the Councillors selected by the Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan be restrained from acting as or performing the functions of Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Mayor of their respective NDCs and municipality on the grounds that to do so, would be contrary to and in violation of municipal and District Councils Act Chapter 28:01 and the Local Government Act Chapter 28:02, is unlawful, unfair, unreasonable, arbitrary, capricious, in excess and without jurisdiction, oppressive, malicious, illegal and ultra vires.But according to Attorney Anil Nandlall who had filed the court proceedings on behalf of People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha, notices have been sent to the overseers of the NDCs inviting Councillors to attend meetings.He explained that if these officers attempt to function as office holders they would be violating the letter and spirit of the Orders of Court.I hope they are receiving legal advice on these issues, he said.last_img read more