NCDC sacks security personnel

National, Normal


THE 56 suspended security personnel from the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) internal hot-line division yesterday received their termination letters.
They intend to seek legal redress on the matter.
The termination came more than three months after the security personnel received their suspension notices from the office of NCD Governor Powes Parkop.
They intend to pursue the matter legally, claiming they had not committed any crime to warrant
the termination.
“There is no evidence of us destroying property or causing harm to any individual within the commission.
“We were simply requesting for our rightful entitlements which we can prove was approved by the Department of Personnel Management,”  a spokesman said.
Having served the commission for more than 12 years, they are calling on Public Service Minister Peter O’NeilL to look into their plight urgently.
Describing themselves as being caught in the “politics” of NCD, they demanded that commission matters be separated from politics.
They alleged that with every new governor, there was always bound to be major reshuffles in the administration of the commission, as in their case.
“Mr Governor, please leave us out of politics. We are simple men with families trying to survive in this city.
“Now you have taken away our livelihood, we are at a loss of what to do,”  the spokesman said.
“We are now seeking legal advice. We are innocent and urge the National Government to look into our plight immediately,” he said.
Attempts to get comments from NCDC on the matter were unsuccessful.
The National was told NCDC city manager Leslie Alu was out of office.