Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has made it clear that the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) cannot clear any items from the customs that are not earmarked specifically for the organization’s operations.
He made this statement during a press briefing which was held earlier this week to update the nation on the status of the relief and recovery process.
Prime Minister Gonsalves said many persons have been requesting that NEMO Clear goods which are being sent for them with duty free concessions.
He said even though these items are to be used for distribution to the people around the country who were affected by the recent disaster, persons and organizations must apply for the duty free concessions themselves.
The Prime Minister said that NEMO can only clear goods which are sent directly to the organization for it to distribute.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.