Schotte: “Local company offered CCTV cameras for a lot cheaper than the Chinese”
WILLEMSTAD – Leader of the opposition party MFK, Gerrit Schotte, indicated in a press release before the meeting that was held last Friday in parliament on this topic. The Minister of Justice, Nelson Navarro received various questions during this parliamentary debate on the installation of CCTV cameras in the downtown area by the Chinese company Inspur.
According to Schotte, a local company offered to install 80 CCTV cameras for 480 thousand guilders in 2014. But Navarro decided to travel to China to negotiate a deal for 180 cameras costing the community 6.2 million guilders.
“We have information that since September 2013, there have been more than 50 of these cameras being tested, monitoring the streets of Curaçao,” the MFK leader said.
Schotte further indicated that the cameras are products from Germany of high quality with guarantee through local providers. These providers will also provide maintenance to these cameras.
“With all this information, still the Minister of Justice of coalition party PAIS, has chosen to travel to China to deal with a Chinese company using the airport shooting as a pretext to bypass our laws of good governance and accounting,” said the opposition MP.
This project can have serious consequences for this government and the Minister of Justice, who is misappropriating public funds, Schotte indicated in his press release.
Caption: Images and videos of the units installed since September 2013 in Curaçao.