Belize City Mayor Weighs In on Portico Project Debate
Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner also weighed in on the Portico saga. Wagner says while he is not involved in the debate, he has filtered the reports on the media, and has drawn his own personal conclusion.
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “My party is in the right position. My party this is not a PUP definitive agreement. I don’t know why this ruckus is being created. This agreement was signed by a UDP minister. That is the end of the story. That is the beginning of the story and the end of the story and I don’t see how we have reached a point where the media is chasing a story that we done know the beginning and the end. It was signed by Minister Contreras. It was a UDP project. The only issue is that that agreement was signed with the intention that the UDP would have won the election. If the UDP had won that election, that definitive agreement would have been going through right now. Isn’t that so?Would have been going through right now. But the only hiccup that occurred was that the government changed and so it was a kind of sleeper cell type of agreement, sleeping. We don’t know what to do with the agreement. It’s signed by the UDP, but we don’t know how we will deal with it now but this is the thing that if the UDP had won that election that agreement would have been signed and sealed deal. At the end of the day it was a UDP minister. It is a UDP agreement. Story done.”