While some are satisfied with Waight’s explanation, the Chairman of the Public’s Account Committee Julius Espat is not buying it. Espat has always been a vocal piece for the People’s United Party when it comes to the manner in which the Petrocribe monies have been allocated by the Government. And today, after the statement had made its rounds, he was asked for his views on the issue. Espat says the Central Bank statement justifies what he has always been preaching in the House of Representatives when asking for accountability, transparency and honesty.
Julius Espat – Cayo South Area Rep, PUP
“The only way that you can trust a government that they come clear and that they show the outcome and they have not an this is just one clear example of what is happening we are getting information after the fact, maybe that is why they passed the law saying that they will do thing and then come to the house afterwards for us to ratify because they don’t want us to be able to have dialogue and debates on the issues before they make a decision and that is where I feel that we are failing, transparency in the house is the debates, transparency is what you guys bring out, it bring sit out to the fore front and people discuss it and ideas comes forward and then you go to the house for a debate again and it is discussed at another level then the decision is made not the opposite way, so it just confirms of what we have been saying lack of accountability and lack of honesty and integrity with how our monies are being spent, in the cooperate world joggling are organized for failed organizations and that is where we are and it is precisely what they are doing, they are joggling because they don’t have a vision on how to drive this economy and I said it at the House of Representative that they have become addicts to a drug and the drug is Petro Caribe and they don’t know anything else this I think you should analyse this economy taking out this Petro Caribe fund and taking out the Petroleum fund and see what is left with the economy of Belize and see how are we surviving as a nation so we are joggling to be able to pay salaries and then what you think is happening with the education system, what you think is happening with the health care system, we should have a small clinic in all my villages.”
Espat says the monies could be spent on other necessities and critically important areas such as health and the agriculture sector.
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