Abrahams: SSA wastage
Shocking, negligent and yet another indication that Government is abusing and trifling with Barbadians.
That’s how Opposition spokesman on the Environment, Water Resources and Drainage,?Senator Wilfred Abrahams, yesterday described what he termed the “wanton wastage at the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) in relation to the broken down equipment that is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars a month while people are being sent home in some supposed cost-saving measure”.
“It is totally unacceptable that the Minister of the Environment, who holds the portfolio for sanitation, [Dr] Denis Lowe, can be allowed to [spend] upwards of $15 000 to rent equipment each month when all it would take is $20 000 to fix a SSA-owned piece of equipment that could do the job,” Abrahans said.
He was reacting to a SUNDAY?SUN investigation which revealed that for more than a year, the SSA had been forced to routinely rent heavy-duty, earth-moving equipment from the private sector at several thousands dollars per month. (AB)