Published On: Mon, Nov 21st, 2016

MFK to present motion of no confidence against Cabinet Whiteman

SchotteWILLEMSTAD – The opposition party MFK wants to present a motion of no confidence against the government of Dr Bernhard Whiteman during the parliamentary debate today. According to the MFK, the government should have never signed the agreements with the Chinese companies last Saturday without the approval of the parliament.

The party also wants to investigate possible corruption related to the agreement with the Chinese company. According to the party leader Gerrit Schotte this investigation should take place by the Court of Audit. Schotte also wants to propose to install an anti-corruption committee headed by the Court of Auditors to review all the documents that have been signed.

Conform article 28 of the Statute, the government must stand accountable before parliament. Whiteman did not involve parliament in the signing of the agreement between the government and the Chinese companies. This is why, according to Schotte, this government must go.

Also, according to Schotte, this government does not have the authority, as a caretaker government, to continue or start a process of giving away a major part of the oil sector of the island to one company. No government, not even during its regular term, can do this without consulting with parliament.

“This government must come to parliament where we will present a motion of no confidence against them.”

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