Emmanuel questions if garbage bids over budget, how money was found. | SMN NEWS

cemmanuel12042021PHILIPSBURG:— Independent Member Christophe Emmanuel is questioning if the government had enough budget space to cover the cost of the new garbage collection contracts and if not, how the Minister of Finance managed to secure additional funding after telling the public “that we are basically broke and in a bad liquidity situation.”
Emmanuel said he refuses to believe that government, fresh off of implementing benefit and income cuts on civil servants, approved contracts with cost increases for the different collection parcels. If the Minister of Finance “somehow miraculously” found extra money to collect garbage, Emmanuel said, then “he and ...

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