For those living in the rural areas of Trinidad and to a large extent our friends across the waters in Tobago, rural neglect under the PNM is a familiar theme. We know the focus of their development efforts has always been urban centric, with the common thread of being plagued with cost overruns and delay.
Nevertheless, let us turn our attention to the issue of constituency neglect. In their strongholds, the PNM has taken for granted and in fact in many cases turned their backs on their own members. Time and time again they have failed to deliver, whether markets, schools, health centres, water, police stations, and community centres.
Over the past five years, the People’s Partnership has delivered across Trinidad and Tobago and must continue to do so in a manner that is fair and equitable. We cannot afford to turn back the hands of progress but we must share the people centered message of this government and encourage citizens from all walks of life to join in this movement and commit to staying the course with the Honourable PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar. If not, we are running a risk, a dangerous one at that, of putting the future of ourselves and our loved ones in the hands on a man who committed only his self-interest, his narrow party interests, and not national interests.