Molenbeek: Ahmed El Khannouss lodges a complaint with the guardianship about the appointment of the new municipal secretary

Molenbeek: Ahmed El Khannouss lodges a complaint with the guardianship about the appointment of the new municipal secretary

It was ultimately Sylvie Lahy who was selected for the position, reveals The capital. Former chief of staff of Philippe Moureaux, also of Rudi Vervoort, and director of the Police, Prevention and Security department in the office of the current mayor. As a reminder, the post of municipal secretary is the highest position for a local civil servant, he is the head of the municipal administration and has the main administrative responsibility.

If, for Ahmed El Khannouss, the profile already raises questions, his complaint to Bernard Clerfayt relates to another point: the designation process. The municipal council taking place in the hybrid form after a postponement in a more than tense context, some municipal councilors voted by email. And in the emails, three votes “against” Sylvie Lahy were not taken into account by the mayor. Without these votes, the final result of the vote was 15 votes against, 16 votes for, 2 draws.

For its part, Catherine Moureaux’s cabinet indicates that it did not wait for the complaint to contact the guardianship and therefore does not deny the facts. “We asked the guardianship whether or not we could validate these votes which raise questions about the form. If there is any doubt, we will proceed to a new vote.

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