Acting chairman of the United National Congress and former Chairman of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation, Khadijah Ameen says any move to remove the Ministry of Local Government would equate to the removal of power from the hands of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
Speaking during an interview earlier today, Ms. Ameen, responded to statements made by Opposition leader, Dr. Keith Rowley when he spoke, during the party’s 45th Annual Convention.
He had noted that his party’s Vision 2030 would see the Local Government Ministry abolished in a bid to reorganize and allow goods and services to be delivered to the local level by giving local bodies more autonomy.
This morning, Ms. Ameen rejected Dr. Rowley’s plan, saying it would take away the power from the people of the country.
Saying that political bureaucracy should not be viewed as a hindrance, Ms. Ameen encouraged corporations to engage in better planning.
She said it is not impossible to deliver, noting that delivery should be driven by the local government minister.