Kamla: The future is bright. We will move forward and not repeat the mistakes of the past. We must learn, be humble, reach out, build bridges, listen to others who are on the fence and welcome the genuine ones into the party. This clueless, incompetent, uncaring Rowley Govt cannot govern Trinidad and Tobago. But there is always hope. I have promised you, and I intend to keep that promise, I will ensure that your party returns good governance to our beloved nation.
Many members have worked tirelessly to prepare the party for the next local and general elections. We have done a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes and I would like to thank the hundreds of people who have worked with us over the past three years.
Their work was reflected in the last local government elections where we got more votes than the PNM and in the recent Barataria and Belmont elections. Let us all thank Liana and Sharon and everyone associated.
We accept we made mistakes, we can improve. Your opinions may differ, come speak with us, join with us, let’s work together to improve, no matter which party you are from we welcome you. Our doors are open and now is the time; the time is now
BOND ISSUE BY NIF HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED
I told you the Government had lied about the NIF.
In May 10th 2018 Imbert announced that he was going to sell 49.9 percent of the SHARES of newly incorporated company which he announced as The National Investment Fund Holding Company.
On 22nd March 2018 at a PNM meeting in Diego Martin Imbert said :
“All of these assets which total over 10 billion, will be the security for the National Investment Fund. We are going to sell units in that fund to the general public, so you can now own part of Republic Bank, WICO, OCM and MHI and so on. So we are giving back all of these assets owned by the CL group to you the people”
THAT IS LIE… Let us make something clear, this is not a gift to the nation.
Your taxpayer dollars already paid for these assets.
How much of it was taken up by state enterprises. Is the Government using state funds to create the perception that the bonds were oversubscribed?
Tell us how much of this was taken up by insurance companies? Credit unions and other licensed financial institutions.
Last month, again in his desperate rush to tax, tax, tax he rushed and implemented a tax on Playwhe winnings ILLEGALLY and was forced to repay millions to people.
And yet, hundreds, maybe thousands of smaller gamblers, who were paid at the lotto machine will never be repaid because having given up their tickets, they have no proof to claim a refund.
THIS BOND ISSUE?
I want to remind citizens – DO NOT TRUST a single word or action that this Government says or does. As I have shown you again and again, and just now, they cannot be trusted.
Not Imbert, Not Rowley, Not Sinanan, NOT ONE OF THEM. They simply cannot be trusted to do the right thing.
CLAIMING PP PROJECTS – SHAMELESS
You know what they are trying to do – so shameless – trying to take credit for projects done under the People’s Partnership Government which I led.
Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh and the Arima and Point hospitals, and the Couva Children’s hospital as well, which they want to rename.
I saw the previous Minister of Sport speaking as if the aquatic, cycling and tennis centres were his accomplishments.
BROKEN HEALTH CARE – TERRIBLE TERRENCE
Some may call him the most wicked Minister of Health – Terrible Terrance – perhaps the most incompetent Minister in the history of Trinidad and Tobago.
A most evil man who arrogantly takes pleasure in rejecting children in need from the life fund and not opening the Couva hospital. I promise you we will amend the law when we return to office so that sick children will not suffer.
He now wants people to pay to use the hospital at Couva. What madness is this?
Tax payer’s money paid for that and now they want to charge you. Have a heart. We had a plan for that hospital to earn money through medical tourism
Tonight I want to ask Deyalsingh about a company called Unicom.
This company has the contract for several Government projects which includes the Mt Hope School of Dentistry and the Red House Restoration project. It is our understanding that the company is also handling the Port of Spain General Hospital reconstruction project.
I call tonight on the Minister of Health and the Prime Minister to say which PNM Minister’s wife works at this company. It’s also alleged that the Minister and his wife are friends of the owner of the company.
SOCIAL SERVICES – A NEXT WICKED MINISTER
Another heartless Minister Crichlow Cockburn who told people after the flooding that if you build your house in a lagoon you look for that.
This Minister mounted a platform and proudly announced that her greatest achievement was to take away food cards from people.
She says that over 13,000 people didn’t show up for recertification. We have people who can’t travel, disabled people, people in wheelchairs, single mothers, people who are afraid that when they go to the offices they may get embarrassed.
They frighten people and embarrasses them because they want a food card.
Compare this heartless government with our Direct Impact programme.
What are her achievements? She took away cerebral palsy grants and employment for single mothers.
They refuse to open building for disabled persons in Carlsen Field.
They refuse to give people flood relief grants.
This Minister is a total failure, incompetent, lazy and is a puppet of the1%.
Between the tag team of Crichlow-Cockburn and Terrible Terrance, and others, poor people in this country don’t have a chance.
My friends, our country is suffering because of this incompetent, uncaring Rowley-led PNM Government.
But there is always hope. I have promised you, and I intend to keep that promise, I will ensure that your party returns good governance to our beloved nation.
Again, I call on all right-thinking citizens to join with us as we work to make T&T a better place.
Already, we are seeing a surge in young people, professionals, interested in joining our party and are proving that they are up to the task of rescuing or country from this hapless Rowley Government.
The UNC has strengthened, renewed, reorganized, and our councillors are showing Increased vigour and commitment.
The UNC is the best hope to return prosperity and growth to our nation.
The UNC has prepared a vision and a plan to return stability to our nation and take us on a progressive path.
We will work towards building a society that is just, that is based on merit.
We believe in strengthening the family and promoting independence by engendering a home owning democracy.
We will continue to empower citizens through education and skill development, promoting economic independence.
The UNC believes in providing opportunities for the development of new businesses, new industries and the development of sustainable self-sufficiency, while creating a culture of being globally competitive.
I remain committed to our party’s original vision, which has always been to create a better future for all citizens.
And I am ready, I am willing and I am able to work with all of you, to take on once again the mantle of leadership necessary to move our country forward.
If you believe in that vision, I ask you to join us. Stand with the United National Congress.
Let us come together, all citizens; one people, to work to make our country safer, for ourselves and our children.
Together, we can make a difference, and bring about positive change.
We did it once, we can do it again! Are you ready to move with us?
Are you ready to return the party with a plan to rescue Trinidad and Tobago from this uncaring, incompetent Rowley-led Government?
Let us work together to return our beloved nation to greatness.
Remember always, half of me is yours, and the other half I give to you.
God bless and thank you all.
For the full text of the Political Leader’s Speaking Notes, visit MNF Speaking Notes KPB Monday Night Forum in Chaguanas East Aug 20, 2018