Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, says the Water and Sewage Authority is experiencing severe financial hardship due to the contract with Desalcott. He made the revelation during a meeting of the Standing Finance Committee in parliament Tuesday.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley

On Monday the Finance Minister explained that since its inception the Desalcott project has cost taxpayers between five and ten billion dollars. He added that government is no longer in a position to finance the project’s expenditure from recurrent revenues.

Dr. Rowley said the contract with Desalcott has put WASA under a financial strain.