Published On: Fri, May 2nd, 2014

Tropical Park is waiting and Ministry of Finances is not cooperating

Premier AsjesWILLEMSTAD – Prime Minister Ivar Asjes is not very pleased with some development at the Ministry of Finances. The government has committed itself to the Tropical Part (national zoo) and has approved funds to keep the park open. But for reasons, unexplainable to the Prime Minister, these funds have not been allocated to the park. “I can’t understand. For reasons unknown to me, there are civil servants at the Ministry of Finance, who is delaying this process,” the Prime Minister said.

“When you ask me how Curacao is doing, I will tell you that we could do better. I’m not a negative person, but what I see is that there are people working in the government apparatus that are delaying certain projects. This is either because of bureaucracy or they simply want to boycott the government,” Asjes indicated.

“It is notable that every time a project is presented at the Council of Ministers, or even approved to be executed, they will encounter problems for whatever reasons. I’m not blaming anyone and I don’t want to point fingers at anyone, but the fact is that there are always unnecessary problems,” Asjes said.

The Prime Minister indicated that the government has approved funding for the local zoo. The Council of Ministers has done its part to save the park. Now that it is in the hands of the Ministry of Finance, for a simple procedure, it is taking way too long. “This is really unnecessary,” The Prime Minister said.

“This is the problem in this country. Things can go much faster in the government apparatus. “My philosophy is that we have to start dealing with these projects in a swift manner. I don’t think anybody is against the Tropical Park. That is why I don’t see the problem. The people gave us the mandate and we have to act,” Premier Asjes said.

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