St. Maarten News—United People’s Party (UP) member of Parliament Franklin Meyers blasted the government for what he terms a mismanagement of power company GEBE in light of the latest string of power outages on the island. “This is unbelievable! The mismanagement of GEBE goes beyond party politics. It is affecting us all; the average citizen whose appliances are being damaged, businesses that are being hurt in an already damaged economy, residents that are planning their daily household chores, and even GEBE’s own employees are all affected by the mismanagement from the top,” Meyers said in a statement.
MP Meyers further pointed out that not so long ago the current Council of Ministers wanted thirty million guilders from GEBE to balance their budget, which now already has accumulated a huge deficit in the first two quarters of the year. “They furthermore told the previous Supervisory Board to take loans for the purchase of new generators, and not to use the money that GEBE has on their account. When the previous Supervisory Board refused to play political games, they were removed. Musical chairs is being played with the CEO, CFO and COO position ever since, Meyers said.
Source: Today SXM UP MP Franklin Meyers blasts gov’t on GEBE