Princes Town MP, Barry Padarath is calling on the Minister of Public Utilities to provide immediate action and intervention as massive protest action swept across Moruga and Barrackpore this morning. Residents of these areas have gone without water for the past few months.
The Opposition Shadow Minister of Public Utilities indicated that despite repeated calls for WASA to bring immediate relief too many parts of south and central Trinidad over the past few months, it has fallen on deaf ears.
Padarath lamented that the massive leaks on the aging infrastructure in Barrackpore continues to be a major problem with respect to why residents do not get a reliable supply of water. The MP further added that when one examines the allocations in this year’s budget, nothing was allocated for aging infrastructure and upgrades in these areas. Instead, the budget estimates show a decrease of 100M in material and supplies and 232M in decreases for contract employment.
Padarath says he supports the residents who engaged in protest action and called on the authorities to allocate resources to fix the problems in Barrackpore and environs. He added that the government’s spite, malice and geographical discrimination must not be allowed to continue.