Published On: Wed, Nov 5th, 2014

Prime Minister: “Nothing wrong in cabinet”

AsjesWILLEMSTAD - There is no lack of unity or communication in the Council of Ministers. This is according to Prime Ivar Asjes in a letter dated October 31 to PAR MP Armin Konket. In his letter, the PAR MP had questions in response to the discussions back and forth between coalition partners Humphrey Davelaar and independent parliamentarian Glenn Sulvaran.

The reason for this letter was the serious allegations that were made in the media by the political chief of Minister Earl Balborda (Traffic, Transport and Regional Planning), Davelaar, and the political chief of the Finance Minister José Jardim, independent MP Sulvaran.

The allegations referred by Konket are related to statements made by Davelaar about bending or deviating from the rules and procedures by the Council of Ministers on the procurement of weapons and vehicles for the local police force. Davelaar also denounced the public tender for the new hospital and the grant for the Fondo pa Deporte i Responsabilidat Sosial (Fund for sports and social responsibility, FDRs).

Davelaar had previously indicated that he was disappointed because the cabinet is very strict towards PNP minister Balborda. Bending the rules do not apply to everyone in the Council of Ministers, noted Davelaar. But Sulvaran responded by stating that Balborda had not complied with the rules of good governance. Konket then wrote to Asjes to get clarification on these allegations.

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