Speaking in an exclusive News Power Now Interview this morning Mayor Valentine revealed that there are presently talks underway with the Ministry of Social Development on the way forward in dealing with the problem. He recalled that the issue was raised before, during a session of the Joint Select Committee of Parliament.
The Mayor said he has also received a request from the Joint Select Committee for information on how the city corporation has moved to alleviate the problem in Port-of-Spain. The mayor said he has provided the committee with this information and now awaits correspondence on the way forward.
He was quick to add that removing the socially displaced from the streets of the capital city is not the Corporation’s core function, however there was the realization that because of the seriousness of the issue something had to be done.
Port of Spain Mayor, Keron Valentine