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Former Housing Minister Dr. Roodal Moonilal says CEPEP plans to fire 12,000 workers.

Former Housing Minister Dr. Roodal Moonilal says CEPEP plans to fire 12,000 workers.

Roodal Moonilal

Former Housing Minister, Dr. Roodal Moonilal

Former Housing Minister, Dr. Roodal Moonilal is condemning what he says are planned moves to dismiss contractors and almost 12,000 workers of The CEPEP Company Limited.

In a media statement issued this morning, the Oropuche East MP said the plan he said is publicly advertised, would displace several contractors who have invested in equipment and are the employers of thousands of dedicated working class citizens.

Saying that the former PP government had carefully developed, nurtured and expanded the remit of CEPEP, Dr. Moonilal noted that that move was made to make CEPEP an all-embracing organisation involved in extensive and continuous environmental protection and improvement.

He added that CEPEP’s marine clean-up exercises aided in removing tens of thousands of items of waste and pollution from the ocean. The former Minister also said a major reason why there were no widespread floods between 2010 and 2015 was CEPEP’s innovative mandate of small-scale environmental projects and flood alleviation policies. He said he now predicts more floods, property damage and terrible inconvenience to come across the country as a result of present moves.

Dr. Moonilal is now calling on the government to reconsider its plan for CEPEP.

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