The United National Congress extends a hearty and well-deserved congratulations to our six successful candidates who were sworn in today as Local Government Councillors at the Siparia Regional Corporation. The Party successfully retained the Corporation and captured another seat from the PNM- a clear indication that more people are ready to move with the UNC. The vision of the Political Leader, the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar is resonating, as we prepare to go into a General Election next year.
At an official swearing-in function on Tuesday 10th December 2019 at the Regional Corporation’s head office in Siparia, the six UNC Councillors who each won by a distant margin from their opponents took the oath to continue serving the people of Siparia, as well as, also to undertake the UNC’s vision and plan to get Trinidad and Tobago working again.
The Councillors are Doodnath Mayhroo, who returns for a second term to continue the amazing work he has been doing for the people of Avocat/ San Francique North, while the man of the people Deryck Bowrin also returns for his third term as Councillor for Mon Desir.
Another strong and vibrant returning Councillor, Shankar Teelucksingh for the Electoral District of Cedros is ready to continue the work he has been doing on behalf of burgesses in this area.
They are joined by three young, dynamic individuals who, despite this being their first term as elected Local Government Representatives, are no strangers to service to their communities.
Javed Mohammed, the new Councillor for Otaheite/Rousillac, Romona Victor, newly sworn-in councillor for Siparia East/ San Francique South and Jason Ali who ousted the PNM incumbent, is now the newly sworn-in councillor for Siparia West/ Fyzabad.
The UNC’s victory in Siparia continues to show that the people trust the UNC and more so the Political Leader, the Member of Parliament for Siparia the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar with their future. The Corporation remains in the control of the UNC as the people not only voted in favour of the UNC but they also voted to expand the UNC control to 6-3.
The Political Leader and National Executive have taken a decision that all candidates who were not successful would function as the party’s Shadow Councillors, not only in Sangre Grande but throughout our nation, to ensure true representation in all districts.
In the coming days, as all of the UNC’s elected Local Government Representatives are sworn in, the party will be holding training sessions to ensure Councillors are well equipped to get their districts working again in line with the UNC’s National Economic Transformation Masterplan.