​Labour secretary’s judicial review starts

The trial for a Judicial Review on the suspension of the Industrial and Labour Secretary, Mary Morola, started on Wednesday (Sept 20).

The leave for the Judicial Review was granted on June 13th, 2017. 

Morola’s lawyer said they wanted to know whether the suspension and appointment of the acting secretary, George Bopi, was legal.

The lawyer told the Court that his client was not aware of the May 3rd NEC decision for her suspension until the media reported it on the 24th of May, 2017.

She says she was not even given the seven days’ required time to respond to the allegations against her.

According to a newspaper report, secretary for personnel management, John Kali, said Morola was suspended over allegations relating to an influx of foreigners into the country.

Justice Collin Makail is presiding over the case.

Charmaine Poriambep