Ministers challenged


THERE is a serious foul up in job descriptions in government.
Two ministers have taken over the managerial duties of their organisations.
Police Minister Bryan Kramer and Housing Minister Justin Tkatchenko are hiring and firing and streamlining their respective organisations.
Somebody has got to tell them they are illegally overstepping their boundaries.
Theirs is to make laws and give policy directions, not run departments or government agencies.
The celebrated case of Philip Bouraga, Police Commissioner and his Minister Warren Dutton established that ministers have no hire or fire powers beyond doubt and even direct powers of direction.
In any case, these positions are filled by Cabinet so the revocation authority also rests there, not with ministers.

Tzetze Rigretz,
Red Hills,

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