The United National Congress notes with grave concern that a member of the Keith Rowley-led Cabinet and Member of Parliament for Port of Spain South has been arrested on allegations of corruption.
The Party notes that this matter is now before the police, and we await the outcome of the investigation. We live in a country where the rule of law obtains, and every citizen is entitled to due process, justice and fair play.
However, the fact that a sitting PNM Government Minister is under active investigation over claims of misappropriation of public funds and is now being questioned by the police, is alarming.
The citizens of the nation who elected this government to serve them deserved to have the Prime Minister, at least, make an immediate statement on this serious matter. But once again Dr Keith Rowley’s poor leadership is highlighted given that he has on two separate occasions, removed Ms. McDonald, and re-instated her in his Cabinet.
The UNC notes that up to this time, the Prime Minister has not made any statement on this very serious matter, he remains missing in action.