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Jan 6, 2015

G.O.B. to Assist CitCo with Salaries of Sanitation Workers

Darrell Bradley

According to Mayor Bradley to assist with the level of service that will be given to the public, the council is in a process of strengthening its human resources. Central Government is gifting the city council one million dollars for the procurement of equipment for the sanitation departments. And to assist with the salaries to the new employees, the government is also providing thirty-five thousand dollars weekly to the city council for salaries. That payment is temporary, says Mayor Bradley, until the council can sustain the payments.

 

Darrell Bradley, Belize City Mayor

“We have had to procure a hundred weed-whackers just facilitate the transition. All of that is being paid for by the Central Government. We are getting additional backhoes, we are getting additional dump trucks, we are getting additional bulldozers; equipment that we can clean drains on a more quick method and all of this is being funded by the Central Government to the tune of one million dollars. So they are procuring one million dollars worth of equipment of the municipality. In addition the Central Government has offered to assist to continue to pay the thirty-five thousand dollars only for a temporary period until the city council is able to comfortably meet the salary outlays for these additional staff. So as members of the media will remember that the Central Government had stepped in when we had the protest and they had committed to meet the salary cost for the staff members from that date up until this date which is the transition period. The prime minister had indicated that he will continue that but only for a temporary period until the city council can get on its feet to meet the full salary cost of these persons.”

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