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Moonilal suggests ministerial interference

Monday, March 12, 2018

Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal is questioning whether former chairman of the Board of Commissioners at the Port Authority (PATT) Allison Lewis resigned because of ministerial interference.

Although he did not say which minister would have led to Lewis’ resignation, he called on Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan to resign as the issues facing the PATT has happened under his tenure.

While thanking Lewis for her service, Moonilal said the PATT remained a “den of iniquity” which has imploded with corruption, mismanagement and wrongdoing. He said Sinanan was missing the point of being a minister, which was not to be a checker, foreman or scavenger, but to oversee State agencies, set policies and report to the Cabinet and Parliament.

He also called on Government to provide the Mouttet Report on the PATT to the public. With regards to the new Family Court in Fyzabad, Moonilal said Government needed to come clean on how much money was spent to retrofit the building, which is owned by Laura Khan, the wife of Energy Minister Franklyn Khan. He also questioned whether the necessary approvals were granted before the building was opened.

Moonilal made these statements at a cricket match at the University of T&T in Tarouba where he called a media conference to raise several issues.


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