Bandabou had good meeting with Prime Minister
WILLEMSTAD - Prime Minister Ivar Asjes did what he said he was going to do, meet with the representatives of Bandabou, the western side of the island. Last weekend the Asjes met with Fundashon Vba, Fundashon Kultural Bandabou and Plataforma Bandabou.
According Gera Rodriquez, president of Plataforma Bándabou, it was a fruitful meeting.
During Diadi Bandera (Flag Day) on July 2 a group of activists blocked the road to West Point because they believe that the government does not pay attention to that part of the island. Following the action and the meeting of the Prime Minister with the representatives of this community, the Council of Ministers will discuss at their next weekly meeting on Wednesday on a number of points which must change in accordance with the people of Bandabou.
The representatives indicated to the Prime Minister that Barber must have its own pharmacy. According to the Minister of Public Health, Ben Whitman, he already signed a permit for a new pharmacy in that already. He doesn’t know the exact location for it yet, but it will be soon.
The residents also want a well staffed fire brigade, police and ambulance station. They must be open 24 hours a day. These points will be discussed this coming Wednesday.
The Prime Minister promised the representatives that this will have an answer on these topics by the end of July.
The representatives also want the multi-purpose sports hall in Barber to open as soon as possible. Furthermore, there were talks on roadworks. Currently the road to Bandabou is being constructed in the Tera Kora area. According to the community this is taking way too long. It has been about eight months now and the stores in the area are suffering. The grocery store and the pharmacy are difficult to reach.