Minister Lee commends SZV for increased collections

Minister of Health, Social Affairs and Labour Emil Lee


PHILIPSBURG – Minister responsible for Public Health Emil Lee took a moment to commend SZV on their improved performance regarding collection.

They have collected NAf. 28 million more than the amount that they had initially projected for collections in 2016. “This is very much the fruit of the labor we have been working so hard on.”

“Increasing compliance has been a priority within the last year, and I can safely say on behalf of the Council of Ministers that it remains a key focal point moving forward for this Government,” he stated.

Minister Lee further emphasized that compliance with the law should be the path of least resistance and noncompliance must have consequences.

“If we want to live in a society that is sustainable, this is a fundamental principle that needs to be enshrined in everything that we do, and I am happy to confirm that this remains a priority for Government,” he said.

“We have already had a number of discussions among the Council of Ministers about the need to cooperate cross-ministries in terms of sharing information and in particular how to improve compliance over all,” stated Minister Lee at Wednesday’s press briefing.