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NSWMA boss Jennifer Edwards to go as Riverton fire burns

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 6:53 PM

The Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management of Authority (NSWMA), Jennifer Edwards, is to go amid controversy over her handling of the Riverton City dump which has been on fire since last Wednesday.

The Gleaner Online understands that the board of the waste disposal entity has decided against renewing her contract, which expired last month.

Today, the board met to examine Edwards’ future seven days after the latest fire at the Riverton dump.

But it’s understood that the board and the political directorate were divided over whether Edwards should go.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Portia Simpson speaking on CVM TV questioned why Edwards should be fired when she was not the one who lit the dump.

In the meantime, deputy chairman of the NSWMA board, Morin Seymour, is to take over the day to day operations of the entity as of March 26 when Edwards will leave office.