City To Clear Bill Soon
City Hall will finally be able to pay its outstanding debts to workers and private garbage collectors after receiving over 200 Million Dollars from central government. The council is hoping to pay its workers by Friday and private contractors sometime next week.
On Wednesday senior officers from the municipality met with President Jagdeo along with the Ministers of Finance, Local Government, Transport and Hydraulics.
During the deliberation the council’s financial difficulties were discussed after City Hall over the last few months found it hard to meet its financial obligations.
Town Clerk, Yonette Pluck told Capitol News that when the payment is made that the council will have a clean slate with garbage collectors and workers..
Government has since paid 81 million dollars in rates and taxes that was owed for its buildings around the city. The Council will also receive a separate 15 million dollar to help clean up the Le Repentir Cemetery in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works.
But the President after allocating the money to City Hall emphasized the need for a more responsible management by the municipality of its finances.
He noted that there should be greater oversight when it comes to the controlling and prioritizing the council’s financial outflows.