NTUCB Criticizes Government’s  Appointments to Public Administration Board

NTUCB Criticizes Government’s Appointments to Public Administration Board

The NTUCB has also called out the Briceno Administration, reminding them of its mandate of good governance.  According to President Martinez, the manner in which they are handling the appointment of board members for the Public Administration Campus (SPV) Limited is not ideal.  The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) wrote to the Prime Minister John Briceno calling for fair representation on the board of the Public Administration Campus (SPV) Limited.  SPV Limited is the public private partnership that was formed by the government to execute projects with the Social Security Board.  Love News understands that the Government did not make a public announcement as to who had been selected to sit on the Board of Directors, but under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the union was able to learn that three of the five members would be Melissa Balderamos-Mahler, Ivan Tesucum and Carlton Young.  The NTUCB has taken issue with the closed door selection and wrote to the Prime Minister, proposing that the SPV Board be a tripartite structure as is the Social Security Board and the Investment Committee.  

Luke Martinez, President, NTUCB: “We’re demanding inclusion as a matter of fact. We reminded the Prime Minister in our letter of this administration’s commitment to good governance under their  good governance motion and I quote from their good governance motion, it said that, “to insist on good and transparent governance and to hold accountable those who betray the public good.” Right, so this is their mandate. And we’re reminding the Briceno administration that they have a mandate. Right, so when they’re giving their presentations and they’re giving their interview that, oh, this is beautiful and this is colorful the fact that you don’t want to recognize the involvement of the tripartite structure and you want to dismantle it then it needs to be called out. You mentioned  BIL we’re talking about STV we  go back to the recent developments with the Port of Belize Limited, the interim board which is still not properly constituted under a tripartite structure. So we call out the government on that and we’re still demanding for them to constitute a proper Port of Belize Limited board with a tripartite structure, because that is how it is supposed to be.”

In that vein, the union noted that in the name of oversight and participation that the board be made up of three representatives from the government; three from the SSB; one from the NTUCB; one from the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and one from the Belize Business Bureau.  According to the union, if this is done in this manner, it would not only ensure that all stakeholders are represented but it would also provide a balanced perspective.

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