Govt is now scrambling to approve funds for Carnival 2022 is PNM’s incompetence: Bissesar

Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Thursday while hitting over the continuous People's National Movement incompetence in allocating Carnival in approving Carnival 2022 funds.

Govt is now scrambling to approve funds for Carnival 2022 is PNM's incompetence: Bissesar

Trinidad and Tobago Leader of Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Thursday while hitting over the continuous People’s National Movement incompetence in allocating Carnival in approving Carnival 2022 funds.

In a statement released on Thursday while targeting People’
‘s National Movement, Leader of Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissesar, stated, “The fact that Government is now scrambling to approve funds for Carnival 2022 is a taste of the PNM’s incompetence.”

As per the statement released by Bissesar, the National Carnival Commission has received no allocation of funds in the 2022 Budget, so then where is the money coming from?

While further raising questions about the source of funding, Bissesar asked, “Where did the Chairman of NCC receive the amount of $30 Million from? Is it really $30 million or $50 million? or some other even larger figure.”

At the same time, Bissesar said, “Trinidad and Tobago has been dealing with the outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic for the previous 2 years. Still, the PNM sounds like they only started making up plans for Carnival 2022 in the past two days.”

She further stated that, “It appears that the public outcry over the $30 Million figure has inspired Randall Mitchell to backtrack and try to spin the issue. How is this money being spent? Where is the accountability? Is this money as usually going to friends, family and financiers of the PNM?”

While targeting the Government, Bissesar said, “The paltry production that has been proposed will not benefit those in the carnival sector who have been unemployed over the past two years. Our artistes, mas designers and producers, event managers, vendors and all the people associated with this industry deserves better and should not be treated as an afterthought because of this Government’s incompetence and lack of vision.”

The Carnival 2022, which will begin in Trinidad and Tobago on February 28, 2022, and will end on March 1, 2022, and the national Minister of Tourism, Culture and Arts while announcing that no fetes or parties will be allowed but only concert type shows, said that only completely vaccinated people will be allowed to visit the Carnival 2022.