The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is now on the hunt for a new Executive Director.
According to a release from the Public Utilities Ministry, Deputy Chairman, Mr Ravindra Nanga has assumed the role of Chairman of the Authority’s Board of Commissioners following the resignation of Executive Director, Dr Lennox Sealy, effective from today Thursday 8th July, 2021.
It said the WASA Board of Commissioners will make an announcement on the appointment of an interim executive management team that will work towards facilitating a seamless process of restructuring and transformation of the Authority.
Minister of Public Utilities, Marvin Gonzales, met with Dr Lennox Sealy earlier today and thanked him for his tenure at WASA, and noted that the Government felt that the transformation was not proceeding at a sufficiently rapid pace. He stressed that there was still much to be accomplished to get the Authority to the place where citizens can enjoy a reliable supply of water.
Accordingly, Minister Gonzales noted that Dr Sealy was appointed Executive Director because it was felt that he needed full executive authority to make the decisions that would urgently set the Authority on the path to a long overdue transformation.
Minister Gonzales further notes that water is a vital resource and a universal human right and a proper functioning Water Authority remains a key and burning priority for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Therefore, the transformation of WASA remains very much on the front burner and will soon say more about Government’s plans for the water sector in the very near future.