The COP is calling for a national summit to address the out-of-control crime situation currently affecting the country.
The Congress of the People believes government has not fulfilled its responsibility to ensure the safety and security of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
In a statement, COP leader Dr Anirudh Mahabir noted that the number of murders for the year thus far has already surpassed 60, adding that government has offered nothing by way of solution.
Mahabir knocked Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement that he would engage in a round of national conversations with the public, in a collaborative effort toward “navigating challenging circumstances towards a brighter future”.
The political leader said the meetings are not a decision-making forum, and suggested that a National Summit be convened to address the critical situation and produce an actionable practical plan to deal with the crime situation.
Mahabir added Parliamentarians, law enforcement leaders, political and non-Governmental organizations who have studied and formulated views on the various aspects of the process of crime fighting – prevention, detection, prosecution, rehabilitation – and relevant social interventions should be part of the summit.