Do not interfere in the affairs of the Dept: Tourism Minister Ajgaonkar to Lobo

Date:
19.11.2018

 

Do not interfere in the affairs of the  Dept: Tourism Minister Ajgaonkar to Lobo

 

 
 “The Tourism Department  has enough expertise, manpower, and  ability to handle the beach cleaning work  and I don’t  want  others  to interfere and try to influence the working of the department.”  said  Minister for Tourism responding to the statements made by Mr. Michael  Lobo, Deputy Speaker  & Calangute MLA today.
 
Expressing displeasure over Lobo’s outbursts today, Mr. Ajgaonkar said, “The beach cleaning tenders have been floated by Goa Tourism after proper study,  and the Department will strictly follow all guidelines and procedures in appointing a new agency.  The tendering process will be  transparent  and  foolproof and  Goa Tourism  will ensure that  the  eligible and  best agency is appointed  and  no injustice will be  done  to anyone.”
 
Taking note of   Lobo’s comments, the tourism  minister  said, “We will not budge  to any pressures and  threats.”
 

He suggested that if Lobo was so adamant on the Goa Solid Waste Management Corporation doing the beach cleaning work then they should have also applied and been part of the competitive bidding process.