MP Tancoo asked Sinanan to keep promise of fixing landslip

UNC Member of Parliament for Oropouche West - Davendranath Tancoo has slammed and asked the Works and Transport Minister - Rohan Sinanan to keep his promise of fixing the landslip in San Francique.

Trinidad and Tobago: UNC Member of Parliament for Oropouche West – Davendranath Tancoo has slammed and asked the Works and Transport Minister – Rohan Sinanan to keep his promise of fixing the landslip in San Francique.

The Minister stated that “A major landslip at the 4mm in San Francique had caused damage to the road and houses nearby and demands immediate attention. At present, the road is almost closed.”

MP Tancoo added that two years back, the Minister of Works guaranteed that the residents and tens of thousands who use the road daily that the issue was receiving T&T’s government attention.

“However, there has been absolutely no work done on-site of the landslip during the Minister’s tenure despite his assurances,” he added.

Following the statement, MP Tancoo asserted that “The Minister has failed even to acknowledge a petition by impaired citizens requesting his interference which was received by his office earlier this year.”

He further added that the residents of Oropouche West had expressed their frustration at the ignorance of the government regarding the concern.

The Minister also asked the citizens to communicate their concerns directly to the Minister Sinanan and cited, “If you are affected, contact Minister Sinanan through the medium of- telephone, email, and mailing address.”

Additionally, MP Tancoo also recommended that the citizens should call into radio and TV programmes and must tell the Minister Sinanan about their issues.

Earlier in the month of March 2021, around 100 residents of San Francique signed a petition over landslides and bad roads to the Ministry of Works and Transport.

The petition was started by – Carissa Nanan, who earlier stated that it had been around 12 years that the residents are suffering from these rugged roads and that they are the tax-paying citizens and stakeholders who are just trying to improve their community.