The 2021/2022 budget presentation has offered no hope for the people.
That was the response of MP for Cumuto/Manzanilla, Dr Rai Ragbir, during the debate on the Budget in parliament on Friday.
Ragbir said, “We are in a mess in TT. I look at this budget presented by the Minister of Finance, and all I can say is, ‘Woe unto me Lord and woe unto the people of TT.’
“This nation has faced many challenges, one is covid19 and the other is the PNM.”
He called on the Government to offer some incentive to healthcare workers, who he said are under mental stress from dealing with covid19.
$6.395 billion was allocated to the Health Ministry and Ragbir called on the line minister to show how the money will be spent in, not only addressing covid19 but the entire healthcare sector.
Debate continues today.