Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Chaguanas Councillor Faaiq Mohammed has responded to the Prime Minister’s call for the region to “give PNM a chance”.
In a statement, Mohammed said that Central Trinidad “isn’t selling raffle tickets and they are not giving any chances.”
The Deputy Mayor said that the past 4 years under the PNM’s watch have been brutal for the burgesses of the Chaguanas Borough.
“We have been on our knees and have literally begged for funding at the Borough week after week but all our pleas have fallen on deaf ears,” said Mohammed.
He added, “this government has been starving central corporations of funds and as a result have deprived burgesses of basic necessities such as garbage collection, spraying for mosquitoes, cleaning drains and cutting of recreation grounds.”
The Deputy Mayor also made mention of the abhorrent crime situation in the region stating that it is on the rise and central businessmen seem to be the target of criminals.
In light of this, Mohammed said that the government has done nothing to protect the burgesses and make them feel safe.
Mohammed said because of all these issues, it was clear that the PNM has disappointed the people of central Trinidad and the people will reject them at the polls.
On Saturday Prime Minister and PNM political leader, Dr Keith Rowley led members of his party as they opened as Central regional office in Enterprise.
Both he and the party’s candidate for the Chaguanas East seat Clarence Rambharat said the PNM had done lots of work in the area and was confident of victory.