Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley speaking in Parliament today said that Paria Fuel Trading Company will have to stand in court over their decision to cut off UNIPET’s gas supply after the Company stopped receiving fuel due to an outstanding 100 million dollars owed to Paria by Unipet.
Dr Rowley also condemned the Opposition for defending UNIPET’s actions. Dr Rowley said: “We now have to go and look for lawyer, tax payer have to look for lawyer to go to court because they gone to court to file an injunction, which is their right of course. But I want to know, what they going and tell the court, that they are entitled to free gas?”.
Dr. Rowley also referenced those in society who seem to feel entitled to the government’s good graces: “Instead of coming here to make it look as if the government isn’t doing something right or the government is responsible. The question is simple. Who taxpayer in this country is agreeing to buy fuel, give it to a private company to sell it and not receive payment”?