Opposition files No Confidence motion in Energy Minister

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Opposition files No Confidence motion in Energy Minister

Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has revealed that Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee has filed a motion of no confidence in Energy Minister Franklin Khan.

Speaking on the United National Congress (UNC) virtual report on Monday night, Persad-Bissessar said government’s decision to put the assets of the former Petrotrin on the open market has shown why the Opposition is moving quickly to have the amendments to the Procurement Act repealed.

She advised government against “selling out the people’s patrimony.”

“Bring the procurement law into effect and then we could be sure there would be accountability and transparency and that you are not selling to friends and family or somebody who will give you a big kickback,” she said.

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said she will not be silenced, but will continue to expose corruption and demand integrity as she gave notice on Monday night, of her intention to file a bill in the Parliament l to repeal the amendments.

She said it has already been drafted and she waits to see whether it would be put on the order paper for debate.