Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 8th 2013 Contents People do not want perform-
Of course they want, but what
has happened over the years is that
ministers meet their constituencies
once a week. But now I think we
are trying to portray our achieve-
ments more. The people want to
see their Government in action.
Some are saying that the min-
isters should come out at 4 am,
as Mr Warner does. Do you think
your ministers can match that?
The indicators are not how
much you sleep or how much you
wake. It is how much you do,
deliver. Mr Warner doesn t sleep---
whether that is good or bad I don t
know, but if you take enough coffee
you could wake all night as well.
I came one morning to work at
4 o clock and I left 2 am the next
morning seeing people, and I
would do it again if I have to.
Dr Moonilal, almost every
politician s vision, I think, is to
reach the top of their class...
becoming Prime Minister. What s
your vision for T&T?
Of course it is tied in with the
philosophy of the People s Part-
nership programmes and policies
under the astute guidance of Prime
Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
But quite apart from that, my
vision is to see that we as a people
continue to live and prosper as one
nation, respecting each other s
individual rights. With that kind
of ethos there is nothing that we
cannot achieve under this sun
when we put our minds together
for the overall good of our beloved
You spoke of some people sub-
stituting visibility for perform-
ance. Are you referring to Mr
Now, this is the fifth time you
mentioned his name and I suspect
you have some concerns about
him, but he is a peculiar political
aspirant. Since July 29, I don t
think he has fixed one road, one
box drain and he has not been able
to match me with delivery, because
he has found himself in the oppo-
Finally, Dr Moonilal, what has
become of campaign promises
made in 2010, such as holding of
referenda, campaign finance
reform, recalling of parliamentary
We are in fact now working on
the position paper on party financ-
ing, the procurement legislation is
complete, which is now at the
doorstep of Parliament, the land
bill is completed, and I can assure
you that all these and other major
promises made will be taken to
Parliament before the end of this
Government s first term in 2015.
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Udecott, which enjoyed not a very
pleasant track run under the former
PNM administrations---what s hap-
Ok. Knock wood (tapping his table
with two knuckles). Under the last
administration, if you looking for bobol,
corruption you looked to Udecott.
Today, when was the last time you
heard any untoward developments
Today, Udecott is building nine police
stations, two fire stations, two hospitals,
so that it is working. The HDC...it was
a place where the former prime minister
Patrick Manning asked the present
Leader of the Opposition, where did
the money go?
Three-and-a-half years into our
term, the Prime Minister never had to
ask me or anybody in the HDC where
the money gone, because we see where
the money gone.
Changing gear. If the PP should lose
the October local government election,
would that signify that the Govern-
ment is now on its back foot?
(Hands clasping the back of his neck
as he relaxes at the end of his breakfast).
Well, we do not contemplate an electoral
defeat, because we are very positive
going into the elections to win, based
on the work we have done.
We are a political party and we are
always positive. And in choosing can-
didates we are always mindful of choos-
ing the best candidates possible. People
who can identify with their own com-
munity, village or town.
Based on the outcome of the CW
by-election, is it a fact that govern-
ment ministers are now more visible
in their respective constituencies?
No. But it is a fact that based on the
results the ministers are now trying to
place more of their work in the media.
Seeing your photographs in the
media does not necessarily mean that
the people s representatives are in fact
Yes, but Clevon, the people are now
calling for more visibility, not perform-
No evidence of corruption
in PP taken to police, DPP
From Page A10
Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal
...what has happened over the years is
that ministers meet their constituen-
cies once a week. But now I think we
are trying to portray our achievements
more. The people want to see their
Government in action.
Community Development Minister, Winston Peters, left, has the attention of Housing Minister Dr Roodal
Moonilal and Opposition Chief Whip Marlene Mc Donald before the sitting of Parliament on Friday.
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