Earlier in the newscast we told you about the more than half million dollars investment the Belize City Council has made towards the mobilization of its employees. But other than the fleet, there were a few other campaign promises that the council made prior to getting into office. The media asked Mayor Wagner when Holy Emanuelle Street would be cemented.
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “We never did mention anything about a one hundred day plan, that is a media concoction about a one hundred day plan. I had always maintained that we have a one thousand day plan. The people of the City voted for us for three years and everything that was encompassed in that manifesto will be achieved. On the matter of the Holy Emmanuel Street that is a huge project, we are awaiting confirmation in respect to the bond because before you do these projects you have to get funding. We cannot undertake any project without adequate funding and that is why we are still awaiting approval on the bond.”
The mayor also spoke about a persistent and endemic problem of silt build up in the Yarborough area of Belize City.
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “When we came into office we met that that had been sitting there for years and we found where the Ministry of Works and the public works they have some works under the flood mitigation project that would put a water pump in that vicinity of Yabra which would pump the water out of the city when it reaches certain levels during the rainy season and they didn’t want to move in digging out the canal because they were saying listen we have this project that will come on stream shortly and that will take care of all of that and I said “No. If you don’t do it we will do it.” It’s two different things, digging the canal and putting the pumping station is two different things and so the Ministry of Works met with us and we have to be thankful to them that they complied with our request and that canal is well underway.”