By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
NEWLY-appointed Water and Sewerage chairman Bradley Roberts remained tight-lipped on his plans for the corporation yesterday.
When asked about how he intends to approach the job, he would only say the PLP has no plans to privatise the corporation.
Mr Roberts, who was held the position of deputy chairman in the previous PLP administration, said his plans for the WSC have been known for the past five years.
He said he has been very vocal and forthcoming, and the media should “do the research” on what the PLP’s plans for the WSC are, rather than ask him to explain them.
Mr Roberts said: “ It has been no secret, I have sent out many press releases listing what I plan on doing. The press needs to do their research. Read the PLP plan, its in there.”
In the Charter for Governance, the PLP promised to develop a national water policy in conjunction with all national stake holders, implement legal and regulatory reform to assure the proper extraction of ground and potable water and ensure all Bahamian communities have access to piped potable water by 2017.
The PLP also promised to restore the corporation with a focus on customer satisfaction through first class service, and reduce the WSC’s reliance on the central government for funding – assuring sufficient and efficient funding through public-private ventures.