House of Representatives


Lack of Confidence in the Minister of Works and Transport

House of Representatives - 3rd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS since September 2015 the Government has squandered millions of taxpayer's dollars on the now collapsed sea-bridge;

AND WHEREAS the Government has failed in its every attempt to remedy what is now seen as a disaster and an injustice to the travelling public via the sea-bridge;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Works and Transport has utterly failed in discharging his responsibility to adequately manage this primary and vital mode of public transportation;

AND WHEREAS the actions, conduct and non-performance of the Minister of Works and Transport in this regard have been the subject of widespread adverse commentary and criticism;

AND WHEREAS the procurement and operations of the vessels on the sea bridge since 2015 have been marred by allegations of corruption and nepotism with accompanying stakeholder criticism and public uproar;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Works and Transport has presided over the utilization of vessels with serious safety defects and by so doing risking the lives and health of the public:

BE IT RESOLVED that this House express its lack of confidence in the Minister of Works and Transport and call upon the Prime Minister to revoke the said Minister?s appointment forthwith.

(by the Member for Tabaquite)

27 Apr 2018
House of Representatives Debate - Day 1Hansard
5 speakersShow Speakers
1. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
2.Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
3. Dr. Roodal Moonilal [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member]
4.The Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs]
5.Mr. Barry Padarath [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]