So much garbage, says Abrahams
The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is calling for a solution to the garbage collection problems and overgrown bush across the country as a matter or urgency.
Failing which, Shadow Minister of the Environment Senator Wilfred Abrahams said this evening, Minister Dr Denis Lowe should resign.
“At a time when it is essential that our physical environment must be at its best, not only for all who live here but also as we prepare to welcome what the Government predicts will be a bumper crop of tourists some coming for the first time and whose first impression of Barbados will be a garbage infested, mosquito ridden, bush invaded, lesser developed country,” he said in a statement.
“We call on the hard working of employees of the Sanitation Service Authority and the Ministry of the Environment to hold the course and keep their shoulder to the wheel . . . I call on Minister Lowe to address this garbage collection and over grown bush crisis that is obvious and everywhere and is affecting everyone. I call on him to as a matter of urgency deploy all the garbage trucks he recently presented to the public as new,” he added.
Abrahams argued that Lowe has a duty of care of the highest order and if he is unable or unwilling to speak to the issue, follow up with decisive problem solving and exercise his duty, he should “do the honourable thing and resign his position in favour of someone who can make things happen”.
“This situation cannot and must not be allowed to continue,” he insisted.
“Barbadians must not be made to suffer for the poor choices of Minister of the Environment. He must now be made to understand that enough is enough.”