A witch-hunt and a wild good chase.
That’s the way UNC deputy leader Dr Roodal Moonilal has described the Prime Minister’s decision to refer the Point Fortin Highway extension construction to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament.
Moonilal said amid the Halloween season, “Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has launched his most bizarre yet witch-hunt—an eerie wild goose chase into the 15-year-old highway project.”
He said: “The Prime Minister used his Government’s parliamentary majority to get unlimited speaking time on this issue on Wednesday, which the Opposition anticipated he would have instead utilised to announce effective anti-crime operational measures and policies.
“But Dr Rowley presented a long-winded unsigned and undated document, bizarrely termed a ‘saga’ into a highway project that has been subject to independent reviews for 15 years. The PNM-appointed CoE into the highway’s construction has already cost taxpayers $11 million before holding a single sitting. However (temporary UNC Senator) Dr Carson Charles provided a thorough analysis of all aspects in the Senate recently.”