The News for Wednesday

I looked at the Commissie Herstel En Innovatie Aruba chart with great interest and thought:

  1. Too many committees and taskforces, too many cooks spoil the broth.
  2. Layer upon layers of inefficiency and ineffectiveness. During the crisis MinPres has the authority to take over any minister’s position and make decisions regarding finance and labor. Why does she need so much baggage, just lead woman, lead!
  3. On the other hand, at least she is doing something about it and inviting feedback from the private sector.
  4. I see Central Bank of Aruba, who couldn’t get a handle on our expenses in good times, and the Aruba Banker Association, which only has its eyes on its bottom line, and ATA, that couldn’t protect its precious ATA bank resources – my money – against a plundering minister, at the helm. Not great.
  5. We’re waiting for the list of people involved, most qualified private sector players have a life to lead, and no time to save the country. They are busy saving their own businesses. Public sector players? I don’t expect much from them, they had their turn.

The FASE Failure

GOA’s update: 10,000 persons have registered, however, only 3,000-4,000 persons have been approved to receive the assistance (due to incomplete documentation).

Think about it.

A total failure in data collection.

This what you get when incompetence marries good intentions. Why didn’t you let SVB assist with these processes? They already have all information stored in their data bank. You have now wasted a lot of time and energy with these simple processing mistakes.

The MinSal – social affairs, and labor – came out swinging, he hatched a plan, having invested zero thought in it. Then he back pedaled. No, you’re not getting Awg 950 from the government, you are getting UP TO Awg 950.

One of my friends reported, he negotiated to his employees Awg 940, so GOA comes in with an additional Awg 950 for them. He was flabbergasted finding out that his crew gets an additional Awg 10.

The instructions were so confusing that the ministry had clarify its instructions and demand additional documents, several times.

When you design a fail proof process, zero bureaucracy, no red tape, you get it right the first time, every time.

But when you give life to a half-baked idea, you reap confusion and frustration. As I said before incompetence marries good intentions, and results in disaster. How are people going to get paid on April 25th?

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April 22, 2020
Rona Coster