Opposition Senator and Public Relations Officer of the People’s National Movement, Faris Al Rawi says that while government’s decision to provide the specialized tools to fight crime is not criticized by the People’s National Movement, the lack of coordinating elements to ensure that the people who do the job are properly prepared, is worrying.
Mr. Al Rawi spoke with Newspower Now in an interview on the heels of revelation that the Ministry of National Security will be acquiring a total of 52 armored vehicles, – 32 for the defence force and 20 for the police service, at an approximate cost of $63 million dollars.
On the issue of detection and conviction, Mr. Al Rawi highlighted that these particular areas were of grave concern to even the nation’s chief justice.
He said that without these bases covered, delivery of tools to fight crime, would be a waste.
Separately, the Opposition Senator said it was inexcusable for the Prime Minister to remain silent on the matter of the control of the National Operations Centre. He called on Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar to say something quickly.
Opposition Senator and Public Relations Officer of the PNM, Faris Al Rawi.