Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has called on government to help hungry families and remove VAT on all food items now
She said “As families across our nation grapple with what is the worst economy in the nation’s history, I call on the government to immediately remove VAT on all food items.”
Speaking in the House on Friday, she said “Over the past two years, thousands of persons have lost their jobs leaving their families struggling on the breadline. The Rowley regime claims to have spent over 5 Billion taxpayer dollars in Covid-19 relief, yet little of these monies have reached those in need.”
She said “Rowley’s empty economic promises have created a nation of empty cupboards and empty stomachs.
Under my administration, we removed VAT from over seven thousand food items and our Government still operated comfortably. The Government can afford to give the people of Trinidad and Tobago a Merry Christmas by at least removing the VAT on all food items.”
“I plead with Keith Rowley to spare a thought for those going hungry in our nation and implement this policy which will help people to afford to feed their families this Christmas,” added Persad-Bissessar