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$20m loan for SSA

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

$20m loan for SSA

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GOVERNMENT HAS SECURED a $20 million loan to finally bring some relief to the fleet-challenged Sanitation Service Authority (SSA).

The money will be used to buy at least 17 new trucks, which they hope could be on the road by the first quarter of 2017.

Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr Denis Lowe, whose ministry has responsibility for the cash-strapped SSA, told the SUNDAY SUN that Government was trying to make sure the state corporation can have a full complement of 35 trucks before the middle of next year.

Lowe also promised that the SSA would be better able to maintain its new fleet in the future, with the construction of a modern workshop at its new headquarters in Vaucluse, St Thomas, and through increased training of mechanics already employed to keep the trucks in good working order.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.