By Fareeza Haniff
This money was approved in this year’s Budget, to which $500 million will be used to remove garbage in Georgetown.
Cabinet Secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon told reporters at a news conference today, Thursday June 12, that concerns were raised by Cabinet Members in relation to whether the Ministry will be able to execute the job on time.
According to Dr. Luncheon, they were assured by subject Minister, Norman Whittaker that a specialized unit will be established at the Ministry to deal exclusively with programming activities in this regard.
It was also revealed that monies will be given to existing local entities so as to “improve their functioning.”
According to Dr Luncheon, “To spend $1B in six months and provide credible results is a challenge. Everyone would be interested in what report would be provided at the end of the six months.”
The clean – up campaign will see the restoration of drainage in the city and infrastructure works on sluices and kokers, while the coastal administration regions were identified as the beneficiaries for the remaining $500M.