Meeting debt deadline
Government is trying to meet the timeline set to settle its outstanding debt to contractor Al Barrack.
Minister of Housing and the Rural Development Commission Denis Kellman gave Barrack that assurance today while speaking to members of the media in Bathsheba, St Joseph.
“Negotiations are continuing and I believe that we are much closer than we were before. As promised, we will try to meet the deadline that was set. Government will try to solve the dispute as soon as possible,” he said.
“This case was going on since the 1990s, when money was flowing, but this administration now has to deal with it when there is a scarcity of funds. Had this matter been settled a lot earlier we would not have to be looking for the large sum of money now.”
Last month, Barrack turned up at the Warrens Office Complex and padlocked the doors, refusing entry to employees who work in the Government departments housed in the building, until he was given an assurance by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler that he would get his money.