The People’s Partnership Government is now facing condemnation by the Women’s League of the People’s National Movement, for what it coins, the lethargic manner in which the government has responded to the needs of communities seriously affected by recent flooding.
The PNM Women’s League has accused the Kamla Persad Bissessar led government of remaining on retreat in Tobago while flood waters inundated several parts of the country, destroying property and livestock, particularly in the Mayaro and Manzanilla areas.
Referring to the prompt action taken by the Prime Minister in June 2010 when flood waters left many marooned in their homes in South Trinidad, Lady Vice Chairman of the Women’s League, Senator Camille-Robinson-Regis said the response some four years later, is callous and demonstrates how much the Prime Minister and her government have lost touch with the people of this country.
The PNM women’s League is now calling on the government to immediately treat this situation as a matter of urgency, urging them to take all necessary action to ensure that the lives of the affected citizens are quickly restored to some level of normalcy. The group says efforts should also be made to ensure that affected persons are adequately compensated in the most fair, equitable and transparent manner.