By Aaron Humes: The Public Service Union of Belize (PSU) has signaled its intent to join with the Ministry of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform and others in a formal investigation of disposal of Government’s assets under the previous administration.
The Ministry, represented by Minister Henry Charles Usher and CEO Dr. Osmond Martinez, and the Union, represented by President Gerald Henry, Vice President Dean Flowers, and Anna Myvette among others, met this week.
The Union had recommended such an investigation after finding that it was unable to get from the manager of the Assets and Utilities Management Unit in the Ministry of Finance, Ruperto Vicente, a list of Government-owned vehicles. As we reported this week, examples of such vehicles and other assets being sold off included a Toyota Prado, the property of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, being sold for $12,500 after being found “unserviceable.”
The inquiry will also include representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the Attorney General’s Ministry, the Ministry of the Public Service and the private sector.
The Ministry of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform hereby pledges its support to a very productive working relationship with the Public Service Union of Belize.