Effective implementation of meaningful legislation to govern procurement, campaign financing, party financing and whistle blowing must be made the top priority of the Dr Keith Rowley-led PNM Government.
Systems must be put in place to properly protect our patrimony and minimise opportunities for the pilferage of our money before we the people are asked to pay more taxes.
The period 2010-2015 under Kamla Persad-Bissessar and the UNC-dominated People’s Partnership administration—from Reshmi to LifeSport—was, at best, traumatic.
While it seems that there is no longer a new scandal a day, nothing in the past 19 months under Dr Rowley’s stewardship inspires confidence; and his handling of matters concerning senior PNM MPs Marlene McDonald, Camille Robinson-Regis and Faris Al-Rawi—along with the apparent reversal of his position on the Chaguaramas debacle—offers no suggestion of a different trajectory.
No government must ever again be simply trusted to responsibly manage our resources. Effective implementation of meaningful legislation to govern procurement, campaign financing, party financing and whistle blowing is job one!