UNC leader Kamla Prasad calls on PM Rowley to quit propaganda

United National Congress (UNC) leader & Member of Parliament  Kamla Persad Bissessar made the statement on the Anti-Gang bill & questioned against current Rowley's lead Trinidad and Tobago government. 

Trinidad and Tobago: United National Congress (UNC) leader & Member of Parliament  Kamla Persad Bissessar made the statement on the Anti-Gang bill & questioned against current Rowley’s lead Trinidad and Tobago government. 

She said, “Faris Al-Rawi, Stuart Young and Keith Rowley must stop playing immature games by using the failed Anti-Gang legislation as a propaganda tool. What they really need to do is provide the funds to the Trinidad and Tobago police service so it can function efficiently.”

She added, “The Anti-Gang legislation can be passed with a simple majority without opposition votes. They can pass it immediately without all the drama and theatrics.”

“They are desperate to distract, as the entire country has been mobilizing for months now, protesting the Government’s abject failure to deal with violence against women and other crimes,” she noted. 

UNC leader further noted, “Like predictable clockwork, the same old tired PNM playbook is being used. Once again, the PNM is seeking to blame the Opposition for the crime problem, when they are in Government and in charge. “

“Of course, the reality is that the Opposition is not in any way preventing the Government from carrying out its policies and programmes,” Ex-PM added.

She pointed, “Perhaps if the PNM exhibited the same zeal to address the nation’s crime epidemic as it does in giving the wives and family members of the cabinet state contracts, they could find a solution to the many critical issues our nation faces.”

“They are only concerned about enriching themselves, their families and financiers — as we are seeing with the Covid -19 vaccines, the AG being a family member of one of the State’s biggest — if not the single biggest — landlord, and the Minister of National Security recusing himself a record 57 times as his family members secure financial contracts worth BILLIONS of dollars.” Kamla Persad Bissessar added. 

She also noted, “Faris Al Rawi could use some of the almost quarter of a billion dollars in rent collected by his family to fund the TTPS. Clearly, the PNM has money to pay Faris’s family rent but none for the TTPS.”

The sole purpose of this bill is to engage in the usual PNM pantomime act of “Blame Kamla” rather than deal with the severe issues of violent crime sweeping our nation. 

In conclusion, she said, “I call on the government to quit the propaganda and immediately provide the critical funds to the TTPS.”