More than half of WASA’s 4,800 staff faces the possibility of retrenchment after Public Utilities Minister Emmanuel “Hurricane” George admitted that workforce reduction is expected in restructuring.
Or, as far as Trinidad Express is concerned, blah, blah, blah—seventy five percent of the Express website today was dedicated to TV6 Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne. Wired868 cannot confirm that Alleyne wrote the majority of the paper himself and was otherwise engaged last night or that the world as we know it is about to end and staffers were seeking safe ground.
Arguably, WASA workers face a more immediate threat after George publicly wondered what 2,800 employees were doing there. Wired868 does not recommend the Minister goes the route of motivational speaking when his time in office expires.
George has already agreed $5.7 million contracts for consultancy from Spanish firm, Aguagest—who got a four-month deal worth $3.8 million—and Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) earlier this year.
Threatening and mocking your own staff while hiring costly foreign consultants are radical solutions for a struggling, demotivated corporation.
It seems that Alleyne isn’t the only person in the “wetting” business who has grounds for concern about his immediate job prospects.