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Dec 3, 2019

P.U.P. Protest Bloated Contracts

A few members of the People’ United Party demonstrated in front of the Prime Minister’s office in Belmopan. One of the issues under protest is what is described as bloated contracts being awarded to known U.D.P. supporters and in particular to Imer Hernandez. On Monday, Hernandez received another contract from the government, this latest one for the paving of the Coastal Road, approximately thirty-six miles of highway. The value of that contract is over one hundred and thirty million dollars to a contractor, who has been awarded several multimillion dollars contracts, under this Barrow Administration. Protesting today was P.U.P. Senator Doctor Louis Zabaneh.

 

Louis Zabaneh

Dr. Louis Zabaneh, P.U.P. Senator

“Our people are totally dissatisfied; in fact, they are outraged by the amount of contracts, by the people who are getting these contracts. I can tell you that in my constituency, I meet people every day from various political camps who are dissatisfied that the regular person—P.U.P. or U.D.P.—are living and suffering day to day, while a few select cronies get opportunities. Those things don’t trickle down to the ordinary man on the street and in fact, they are disgusted by the idea that this is being done right before elections are coming. Our party has already started to contact the multilaterals to ask them to take a closer look at what is going on. We are pleased that the Taiwanese government is making sure that it is their people that operation with the road to Sarteneja. We believe and we want to call on all of these multilaterals to take a much closer look at what’s going on with the funds that are being invested here through all these humungous borrowings that are occurring right now.”


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