Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2016, 10:00 by Denis Chabrol
Hamilton Green’s Chairmanship of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) may soon come to an end, but the Minister responsible for Local Government, Ronald Bulkan was Monday virtually evasive on the issue.
Green told Demerara Waves Online News on Sunday “no comment” when asked whether he would be soon demitting office. “I’ll demit office at the appropriate time.”
Well-placed sources said there have been concerns about Green’s Chairmanship of the board of that regulatory agency and those have reached as far as Cabinet.
Bulkan told Demerara Waves Online News that “I can’t divulge any discussions at Cabinet” and any decision to replace Green would be a matter for that veteran politician. “That would be a personal decision,” said Bulkan who is the Minister of Communities.
After dodging the question on whether he would like to see Green replaced, Bulkan said “that’s not factual.”
“It wouldn’t be fair for me to make a comment on that at this stage,” he said.
The Minister, however, confirmed that there was an issue concerning the appointment of a new Chief Executive
Officer of the CH&PA, but correspondence on the matter was directed more at officers of the Authority about advice that they would have given.
Green said persons were lobbying against him even before he was appointed CH&PA Chairman. Asked whether persons have been writing letters to the Minister of Communities expressing concern about his (Green’s ) performance, he opted to say “I think I’m doing a good job. We are now trying to get things together and I have expressed the view that I would like to see us turn the corner in housing.”
Green said he was unaware of what the Minister might have been told, except an article that has been written by Freddie Kissoon.