The Member of Parliament for Oropouche West Mrs. Vidia Gayadeen- Gopeesingh is condemning the PNM administration for the oppressive and reckless behavior towards the Aranguez Farmers and calling on the government to issue an apology immediately.
In a release issued on Thursday the MP stated “the PNM has yet again demonstrated its incompetence and inability to conduct the business of our country in a fair and decent manner. We have witnessed a vicious attack on honest, hardworking farmers from the area once called the food basket of the nation.”
Mrs. Gayadeen- Gopeesingh commented on the unlawful seizure of Water Pumps belonging to the farmers last Saturday and stated “the Public Utilities Minister, Robert Le Hunte has come under fire recently because of his impotence when treating with the water crisis we are experiencing. This was clearly an attempt by the Minister to hoodwink the population into thinking that he has a grasp on the crisis and initiated action, which is furthest from the truth.
Commenting on the slanderous accusations by Minister Le Hunte she said “I cannot understand why the Minister would say that the farmers were using water from drains to irrigate their crops, without any evidence to support these claims. Even the Minister of Agriculture was confused by Le Hunte’s wild accusations and distanced himself from his colleague’s statement, which was clearly a contradiction. Le Hunte has not only showed his arrogance but also that he has adopted the rash, insensitive and uncaring demeanor frequently displayed by his leader, Dr. Keith Rowley. ”
The MP concluded, “It is obvious that the PNM is not serious about diversifying Trinidad and Tobago’s economy through the Agriculture sector, as there was no supplementation of funding in the mid-year review. However the Minister found comfort in attacking the most helpless and vulnerable in society. This wanton disregard for the honest, hardworking citizen cannot be tolerated and I am calling on the PNM to issue a public apology immediately.
Vidia Gayadeen- Gopeesingh
Dated: 16th May 2019