The United National Congress says on Wednesday, the PNM led Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation presided over the vote for an increase of fees for services offered by the Corporation.
In a media release this afternoon, the UNC says this they claim has become necessary to “offset the shortfall in allocation and release from Central Government”.
It says adjustments to the fees from three departments were featured in this vote.
They are the Building Inspector, Public Health and Works Department respectively.
The release said the UNC Councillors and Aldermen are of the view that this is certainly not the right time to increase costs to the public given the mass unemployment and poverty faced by many persons.
Additionally, it is imperative to note that in some cases the fees were increased by 100 percent.