|Kamla: No hope for TT with Rowley |
CAROL MATROO Friday, January 6 2017
O P P O S I T IO N Leader Kamla Persad- Bissessar says there is very little hope for Trinidad and Tobago as long as Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his administration remain in office.
“The Government went into retreat and, in effect, the Government has retreated from governance of Trinidad and Tobago.
We see very little hope for 2017 to be the bright year that it should be as long as the Rowley Government is in power,” Persad-Bissessar said during a news conference on Wednesday at the Office of the Opposition, Charles Street, Port-of-Spain.
She said the Government has collapsed and Rowley has shown he has no confidence in his Cabinet and thereby no confidence in his ministers.
“He has done this effectively by placing in the hands of persons to set up committees with work that could have been done by ministers and the Cabinet. This is the ‘committeerisation’ of Government and ‘bureaucratisation’ of Government who has achieved more delay in delivery of goods and services needed by the people of Trinidad and Tobago,” Persad-Bissessar said.
“After having served almost one quarter of the term in office, the prime minister has admitted he was engaged in a learning curve and this year would be one of delivery. However, from statements I have heard so far, I can see no delivery taking place where everything is being placed in the hands of committees.
The PM has indicated that a committee would be set up to do a manpower audit of the Police Service.
This is not new as it had been promised many years before and in their manifesto.” “Given the crime situation, 463 murders last year, more murders than days and the highest in six years and we have started the year with a very gruesome number of murders, seven and counting. The escalation in crime continues unabated and I am discouraged by the statements given by the Prime Minister that there would be abatement.”