Son of Former Prime Minister, Patrick Manning Brian Manning during his eulogy to his father on Saturday called on the Government to establish a fund, called the Patrick Manning Development Fund, for low-income earners throughout the region to access money for housing needs.
Meanwhile several heads of other regional countries agree for the fund to be put in place to assist several of its citizens.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Ralph Gonsalves said he highly agreed with the initiative, which Mr. Manning envisioned and is hoping the T&T Government will take up the plan.
Gonsalves said this move will aid those who have been displaced by natural disaaters.
Meanwhile St. Lucia’s Prime Minister’s Allen Chastanet said the main aspects of securing and maintaining lives would be proper housing, education and health, and is willing to work with T&T in an effort to have the fund set up.