ONCE ELECTED as the Member of Parliament for the marginal San Fernando West constituency, the United National Congress (UNC) candidate, Raziah Ahmed, promises that the waterfront project in the southern city will be at the top of her list of things to enrich the lives of her constituents.
“This is the flagship project. The vision is to have a big tourist impact on the San Fernando waterfront, not just for the local community.
The vision is to create restaurants, recreational facilities, fishing and boating activities etc. This is the major, most exciting project for the moment.
There are many more,” Ahmed said.
She was speaking to Newsday yesterday during a walkabout in Bel Air, La Romaine, where she, together with a group of supporters, encouraged residents to vote for her in the September 7 general election.
Earlier in the day, Ahmed held a walkabout at Mucurapo Street, San Fernando.
She noted that the people were very pleased with her being selected as the UNC candidate.
“It has been a good walk so far. People are looking forward to a continuation of the delivery of services in this constituency. People are generally glad to know who the candidate is after the suspense.
But they come out and say that good things come to those who wait,” Ahmed said.
The outgoing MP for this area is Congress of the People member Carolyn Seepersad- Bachan.
Ahmed boasted that San Fernando is one of those places where, after so many years, the Tarouba intersection was repaired in addition to the extension of the Solomon Hochoy Highway passing through the Golconda area.
Ahmed, the former Senate President, is confident she will return the seat to the People’s Partnership coalition and thus beat her opponents, People’s National Movement’s Faris Al-Rawi and independent candidate Jowelle De Souza.