Princes Town MP, Barry Padarath said that he took note of a media report today, where WASA officials are denying discrimination in the distribution of pipe borne water. The MP said that the evidence does not support the assertion from WASA since it is only a select few constituencies in south Trinidad that have been consistently without pipe borne water for the past two months.
Padarath promised and warned WASA that should they continue to discriminate against Princes Town, Mayaro and Tableland, the protest action will intensify.
The Princes Town MP led a protest together with MP Rushton Paray and residents of Tableland on Tuesday April 30th 2019. He said that there were those in the government who were peddling false information and propaganda that schools and businesses were not being severely affected and that the evidence is now in the public domain that several government ministers continue to blatantly lie about the effects of the water shortage.
Padarath who was forcibly removed from the Parliament after the Speaker of the House rejected his motion of a Definite Matter of Urgent Public Importance, vowed to return to the Parliament on Monday to raise the issue again.
The Princes Town MP swore to take the protest to the Parliament and the Office of the Prime Minister with empty buckets, basins, bath tubs, dirty clothes, dirty dishes and thirsty constituents. He said that if WASA does not keep to the schedule that they published yesterday after an absence of communication for months, the protest action will intensify greatly and he would use alternative legal options to get his voice heard for his constituents. He further warned that as the elected MP, no one inside or outside the Parliament would stop him from performing his duties and living up to his oath of office.