The removal of furniture and other office essentials from the company’s head offices by agents of long-suffering contractors is a new low, even for the wretched PNM Government.
The Rowley regime has steadfastly refused to meet and treat with aggrieved contractors, who have had to shut down their operations, sell off equipment, lay off committed workers and deal with bank demands.
Instead, the Government has spent $1.5million in wasteful and failed litigation against me.
In addition to the non-payment of outstanding sums to contractors, the government has displaced scores of devoted working class Cepep employees. This is further evidence of the betrayal of workers and the underprivileged by the Rowley regime, under whose tenure more than 30,000 workers have lost their jobs.
The Cepep debacle illustrates a misguided, erratic and pathetic ruling regime, guided by vindictiveness, bungling and gross incompetence.
I again appeal to the Government to engage the affected contractors in purposeful discussions with a view to liquidating the long-outstanding debt as soon as possible.