Published On: Mon, Apr 3rd, 2017

Aqualectra: “Interim government must pay for reconnection water supply”

Darick JonisWILLEMSTAD - Aqualectra must reconnect all households that have been cut off from the water supply system immediately. The interim government headed by Prime Minister Gilmar Pisas commissioned the utility company to reconnect these households as representative of the shareholder, the Country Curaçao.

Aqualectra’s management indicated that they are more than willing to collaborate with the wishes of the government but wants to discuss a structural solution to this problem. The company must still abide by the existing framework of rules and the outstanding bills must be paid in one way or another.

"In this particular case, the Ministry of Social Development, Labor and Welfare, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, must arrange for payment of the outstanding debt for the company to be able to reconnect the households,” said the Aqualectra Director Darick Jonis to the interim Finance Minister Lourdes Alberto.

Jonis stressed repeatedly that his main task as a director is to preserve the interests of the company. He referred to the recent civil survey done by Mr. Willems, in which they concluded that political interference during the time of the Schotte-cabinet almost led to the bankruptcy of Aqualectra.

Photo: Darick Jonis (archive)

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