Penal Debe Regional Corporation starved for funding

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    Another regional corporation has lamented its inability to carry out its full services such as garbage collection, spraying, rat baiting and cleaning of drains, etc. due to a lack of funding.

    The Penal Debe Corporation yesterday joined the Siparia and Rio Claro Corporations in its call for money to be provided for basic services.

    Chairman Dr Allen Sammy claims they only received 54 per cent of the release for development projects and 77 per cent of its allocation for recurrent expenditure to date.

    He says the cannot afford to pay T&TEC and WASA the $2.1 million it owes for supplies to its facilities, $19,000 for vehicle maintenance and $43,000 to external water supplies.