Princes Town MP, Barry Padarath has slammed what he describes as a feeble attempt by the Prime Minister to skew the facts surrounding his travel since coming into office on his return from Mexico today.
Padarath advised Rowley to look at the Gazette over the past twenty four months, since it reflects that he has traveled on 18 occasions, with more than half of that being for personal vacations. He encouraged Rowley not to attack and intimidate the media for doing their jobs, as they are the voice of the people and the information they have published is 100% accurate on his foreign travel.
The Princes Town MP called out the Prime Minister for excessive personal jaunts while the country is in deep crisis. He stated that the Prime Minister in his usual crass style, attempted to heap scorn on those who utilise whatever means necessary whether in trucks, vans or boats to assist in the relief efforts while he remains high and dry.
The MP further added that this is not about party politics, that this is about people and that the Prime Minister’s lackluster approach in this situation is much to be desired and that the Prime Minister continues to deepen the socio economic wedge in our country between the haves and the have-nots. He added that south and central Trinidad appears to be the hardest hit areas and the Prime Minister is more concerned about introducing issues of party colours rather than seeing people through our national colours.
The Princes Town MP vowed to continue highlighting the inequity being experienced under Rowley’s leadership and indicated that he had no faith in Ministers of Government who Rowley has passed the buck to in bringing any relief to a dire situation in flood stricken parts of the country. Padarath urged Rowley to lead from the front and not to hide behind failed Ministers and public officials who see this as a small issue. He encouraged Rowley to travel when is necessary and don’t go competition between his official travel and personal travel, as so far it appears the personal travel outweighs the other.