The apology from Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley about the rampant number of bad roads is forked-tongue electioneering by the failed PNM.
Rowley and various ministers have, for years, arrogantly dismissed strident pleas to repair the country’s decaying infrastructure.
In and out of Parliament, the Opposition has repeatedly implored the Government to fix crumbling roads, bridges and landslips, explaining that they were extremely burdensome on the national community.
The poor infrastructure has led to increased cost of commuting and the need for frequent and costly repairs to vehicles, in addition to a cutback in the commercial delivery of goods to village shops,
These difficulties are in addition to the onerous impact of five increases in the retail cost of motoring fuel.
All of that is taking place in a country with runaway inflation and negligible wage increases.
While flippantly dismissing appeals to repair dilapidated roads, Rowley has spent $250 million taxpayers’ dollars in the purchase of Massy Communications, along with buying paintings, bankrolling a sea cruise, and other non-essentials.
The shameless neglect of the wrecked national infrastructure is the upshot of the PNM Government’s glaring incompetence and its unconscionable aloofness and hubris.
The Rowley regime has lost touch with the working masses, who endure grinding pain and hardship in their daily lives.
Rowley’s apology is both showboating and crocodile tears, aimed at securing votes as the country prepares to dump the inept PNM.