Tabaquite MP Anita Haynes said if the Minister of Works cannot do his job, it is time for him to go.
During a protest with residents of Morne Roache, Lightborne and Caratal on Saturday, over the extremely poor conditions of their roads and water woes, Hayne said residents should not have to live with this neglect.
“It is unacceptable that government thinks we should live like this. I get messages, calls every day from constituents who say their vehicles and their safety is compromised because of bad roads. We are saying if the Minister of Works cannot do his job, it is time for him to go,” Haynes said.
She added: “Residents are at the breaking point. We are hearing about property tax, increased taxation but we cannot see where money is spent. We cannot talk about progress if we cannot get to and from our homes and if our basic needs are not met.”
The residents stated that garbage trucks and taxis don’t venture in because of the road conditions.
On the issue of water, Councillor Saffraz Ali said there seemed to be a grave disconnect between WASA and the Ministry of Works as WASA was continually digging up the roads to fix leaks, without repairing them.
He said “We are calling on the Minister of Public Utilities to intervene and work with the Ministry of Works to get these roads fixed. Apart from the water leaks we do not get a regular and reliable water supply.”