Solid waste chairman appeals for immediate funds to pay workers

Grass cutting underway in Gray's Farm

The Chairman of National Solid Waste Management Authority James Tanny Rose has made an appeal for an immediate disbursement of EC$ 400 thousand to meet outstanding payments to workers.

Speaking on ZDK Radio Rose appealed to Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Environment Minister Molwyn Joseph to “give me 400 thousand dollars.”

He said that amount will help solid waste make outstanding payments to truck drivers and grass cutters as well as to make current payments.

Drivers are owed 9-14 weeks of payment while grass cutter 3-4 weeks according to Rose.

He says the beautification project suffers a short fall of $ 90 thousand every week because the monies allocated to it is not enough.

The chairman said he made a presentation to two ministers yesterday but the amount they approved was not enough to meet the outstanding payments.

“I want the workers and them to continue bear with me,” Rose said after they reportedly called for his resignation.

He said he expects the workers to be paid before the start of carnival.

Rose called on all members of Parliament to do their part in ensuring that the outstanding sums are paid “because the workers are from every constituency.”

Meantime, Rose said he will refuse to speak to the opposition friendly media group the Observer until they publicly address the high turnover of staff and union issues at the company.

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  1. Why is the government so broke with all this extra CIP money? Something NOT right. Can we get updates on govt finances before the next budget?

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