NCB overstaffed
February 18, 2005
NCB overstaffed

There may be too many persons working at the National Commercial Bank. That’s according to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

He referred to the matter when he addressed the opening of the Enterprise Service and Information Hub last Monday 7. {{more}}

The Prime Minister, speaking in the context of the success of the Small Enterprise Loan Scheme disclosed that 210 loans had been made under that arrangement and 400 persons had been employed as a result.

But he chided the NCB for their attitude to the Small Loans. According to the Prime Minister, the staff at NCB “don’t like small loans.”

He however took issue with them: “I don’t see why they complain. They are overstaffed by 20 per cent,” Dr. Gonsalves said.

Dr. Gonsalves also commended the pay back rate with the delinquency of 30 per cent, which he said was “comparatively good.”

He also swiped at those who looked down on loans for small businesses. He referred to what he termed the “class nature” of some people who, after they have made it, forget from whence they came.