Leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots, Watson Duke, has come out in defense of WASA staff.
This comes after the Prime Minister made a serious accusation on Friday, that the opposition had “elements” at WASA and that they had a hand in the country’s water problems. He alleged that these “agents” have been turning off water in some areas to “influence the vote.”
Duke said “As the president of the Public Services Association (PSA) these workers are beyond politics. They would never, ever allow themselves to be manipulated by politicians.
“We are citizens at the end of the day. And the very water that they treat and distribute is the very same water that feeds them, their friends and family. So there is no malicious thought into the lack of water in any part of Trinidad.”
Duke said, if the Prime Minister has information that WASA workers are pandering to politicians and they are acting inappropriately, to the point that workers are denying citizens of water, it is an act of misconduct, and such acts must be verifiable by solid evidence.
Speaking to the Newsday, Duke said he is concerned “that whosoever they claim these people are, they have not made a case against them or suspended them.”