Published On: Mon, Oct 20th, 2014

Wilsoe: “Balborda mind your own business”

WilsoeWILLEMSTAD - Minister Earl Balborda (PNP) should work on his own portfolios and not interfere with the ministries that fall under the Pueblo Soberano party (PS). This is according to PS MP, Elmer "Kadè 'Wilsoe during a recent party meeting.

Wilsoe responded very surprised at the discussion about an amount of 5 million guilders for the maintenance of government houses, which should be transferred from the Ministry of Social Development, Labor and Welfare (SOAW) to the Housing Foundation FKP.

Wilsoe indicated that he recently spoke with Minister of Finance, Jose Jardim about this and the Minister said that the 5 million is on SOAW’s budget and is approved by Parliament. Yet SOAW Minister, Ruthmilda Larmonie was attacked last week during the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers.

“She was told that if she does not transfer those funds to the FKP, she is acting against the prevailing accounting principles.” Wilsoe then contacted the Minister of Finance again and he confirmed to the PS MP that SOAW can decide which structure it will use to spend the 5 million for the maintenance of people’s homes.

“I asked Jardim why he did not open his mouth during the meeting. He said he does not know what prevailing accounting principles the SOAW Minister has violated, but colleagues from her own party attacked her during the meeting.”

Wilsoe called on all PS Ministers to stand united behind their party colleagues, especially when others interfere with the PS portfolios. Wilsoe also had a clear message for PNP Minister, Earl Balborda.

Wilsoe told the PNP Minister that he should not interfere with PS matters. About accounting principles he referred Balborda to his own intentions to outsource public road projects through a lottery in the context of the catching up system. “Thanks to PS MP, Melvin Cijntje there was still a public tender held and the government eventually saved seven million guilders.”

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