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Desmond McKenzie's son found fit for NSWMA job, but never hired

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2016 | 4:39 AM
McKenzie said his instruction to deny his son a position at the NSWMA was based on the dictates of Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), has addressed reports that a son of Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has been employed to the garbage disposal agency.

Yesterday it was reported that some NSWMA workers were upset about the hiring of McKenzie's son and cited nepotism as the reason for the appointment.

In an interview with The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre, NSWMA interim executive director Colonel Daniel Pryce says Desmond McKenzie's son doesn't work for the NSWMA.

He admits that initially the agency was satisfied with the qualifications of Mckenzie's son and did plan to hire him.

However, Colonel Pryce said he decided not to hire after Desmond McKenzie instructed him not to.

 

NSWMA interim executive director Colonel Daniel Pryce

Meanwhile, Desmond Mckenzie says reports of disquiet at the NSWMA are nothing short of mischief making.

 

Local government Minister Desmond McKenzie

McKenzie said his instruction to deny his son a position at the NSWMA was based on the dictates of Prime Minister Andrew Holness.