Locals have been sitting in the Deputy Governor’s chair for years but Opposition Leader and First District Representative, Andrew Fahie now fears that is about to change.
The current Deputy Governor, Rosalie Adams is expected to retire from the post at the end of February.
Fahie has suggested that government is allowing top local positions to be handed over to UK natives and persons of other nationalities, and believes the post of Deputy Governor is next.
“Call it a conspiracy theory if you must. But, it is my personal belief that it was not in the best interest of those with constitutional authority to put an end to the games. The Constitution gives them the sole responsibility to call for commissions of inquiry [but] they refused and they played it to a fiddle! Now, today, what do we have locally? No Attorney General. No Director of Public Prosecution. No Accountant General. No Commissioner of Police. No Superintendent of Prison. No Financial Secretary, and soon, no Deputy Governor,” Fahie said.
He made the statement while delivering his annual First District report at the recreational grounds in Capoons Bay last evening, January 21.
New Deputy Governor
No announcement has been made about who will replace Adams when she steps down as Deputy Governor next month.
Adams was first appointed in the post last August.
She replaced Vivian Inez Archibald, who was first appointed Deputy Governor on September 15, 2008. She served in the position for eight years.
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