The Ministry of Works and Transport received some praise from UNC MP for Oropouche West, Dave Tancoo for finally beginning the much needed repair work on the SS Erin Road.
He said, “I am very happy that the people of Oropouche West will finally see these long-overdue repairs, but I am outraged that their needs have been ignored for so long.”
In a statement Saturday, Tancoo said, “It is inexcusable that hardworking tax-payers have been forced to put their safety and the safety of their families at risk because of the geographic discrimination this government exhibits in consistently ignoring the needs of south Trinidad.
“We deserve far more government attention and action to fix our neglected infrastructure, to provide adequate resources to fight increasing crime, and to support job creation in a region decimated by cavalier closures.”
Tancoo noted that there were many other roads in the area in dire need of repair and demanded that the ministry begin work on those projects immediately, including the nearby bridge at Moora Dam Road, which collapsed two years ago and has been ignored since.