Coalition partner MAN wants ‘red tape’ on the agenda
WILLEMSTAD - In a press release, the coalition party MAN wants Members of Parliament to come together to get more clarity about the phenomenon of 'red tape' and its consequences for the Curaçao economy.
The party made an official request to the President of Parliament William Millerson to call a meeting of the Central Committee and to invite four ministers: Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath in his capacity as Minister of General Affairs, Minister Steven Martina of Economic Development, Minister Suzanne Camelia-Römer of Health, Nature and Environment and Minister Zita Jesus-Leito of Transport, Transport and Spatial Planning.
According to the MAN faction in parliament, since Curaçao became an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 2010, there was heavy criticism from the private sector that it takes years before licenses are granted and that the process takes far too much time.
"Year in and year out, the government says that it will solve the problem, but until today, we see no change", according to the group in their press release.
The party thinks it is important that, given the current poor economic situation in which the island is in, a discussion must be held about what exactly red tape is and what the solution can be.