Adrian Gibson driving $100K truck but threatens to shut off water
Updated: Nov 17, 2020
Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation Adrian Gibson has written to the Minnis Cabinet seeking permission to commence a mass disconnection exercise for delinquent customers.
Despite WSC’s “dire financial straits”, the corporation recently bought a $100,000 brand new Ford truck, which Gibson was spotted driving on East Hill Street.
With 40 percent of Bahamians out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WSC suspended water disconnections for those who could not afford to pay their water bill.
However, Gibson - who is fortunate to still have two salaries as the WSC Chairman and member of parliament for Long Island along with many perks - wants to shut off the water supply of the country’s poor.
Gibson, who is wildly unpopular among the Water and Sewerage Corporation’s line staff and managerial unions, has argued that the corporation is hanging on a very tight string.
However, so are the Bahamians who are out of work due to seven months of COVID-19 restrictions, including lockdowns, curfews and business closures.
Where are Gibson’s heart and compassion during this economic crisis?
More than 60 percent of Water and Sewerage customers are in arrears.
Cash collections have decreased to $22 million this year.