House of Representatives


Strategies to reduce price increases of essential goods and services

House of Representatives - 3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure the well-being of its citizens by facilitating a decent standard of living and quality of life;

AND WHEREAS the impending increase in utility rates and the imminent imposition of property taxes will further escalate cost of living and the inflation rate;

AND WHEREAS the consistent increases in fuel prices have further negatively impacted the cost of living;

AND WHEREAS this Government has failed to take proactive measures to cushion the economic fallouts brought about by the escalating prices of essential goods and services:

BE IT RESOLVED that this House call on the Government to outline its short, medium and long term strategies to systematically reduce the escalating and uncontrollable increase in the price of essential goods and services accessed by the population of Trinidad and Tobago;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this House call on the Government to take the necessary urgent action to immediately remedy the negative effects upon those living below the poverty line.

(By the Member for Chaguanas East)

24 Mar 2023
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
7 speakersShow Speakers
1.Ms. Vandana Mohit [Chaguanas East] [Opposition Member]
2.The Honourable Marvin Gonzales [Lopinot/Bon Air West] [Minister of Public Utilities]
3.The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC [Siparia] [Leader of the Opposition]
4.The Honourable Colm Imbert [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
5.Mr. Davendranath Tancoo [Oropouche West] [Opposition Member]
6.Senator the Honourable Donna Cox [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
7.Mr. Barry Padarath [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]