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Former FLA chairman Dennis Wright declines appointment to new board

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 10:23 AM
Dennis Wright, the former board chairman of the embattled Firearm Licensing Authority

Dennis Wright, the former board chairman of the embattled  Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), has declined his reappointment as a member of the oversight body.

Wright was last night named among five people to the new FLA board to be chaired by National Security Adviser Major General Antony Anderson.

The appointment was approved by the Cabinet.

However, 12 hours after the announcement, the National Security Ministry issued a release saying Wright would not take up the appointment.

"Mr. Wright thanked National Security Minister Robert Montague for his consideration, and extended best wishes to the new board, and to the FLA," a ministry spokesperson said in the release.

The National Security Minister Robert Montague says a young investment banker is being considered as a replacement.

The name of the banker has been submitted for security vetting.

According to Montague, the new board will provide a balance of youth, experience and gender.

Wright and his board were forced to resign more than a month ago over allegations of rampant corruption at the FLA.

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