Friday, June 22 2007
HOUSING Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Wednesday said that building new housing developments in Morvant was difficult since contractors and their employees were fearing attacks by bandits.
He made this announcement during a handing over of keys ceremony for 60 families at Las Alturas, Lady Young Gardens in Morvant on Wednesday.
“We have a few parcels of land which we tried to initiate construction on as far back as 2003. When we went out for tenders we got not one single bid from any contractor. The reason being, contractors and their employees were afraid of what they would face in communities they were asked to work in,” Rowley said. He revealed that after some time had passed the contractor turned down the job because he was threatened by certain criminal elements who made demands on him forcing him to abandon the job so no houses were built.
“It is now 2007 and while we identified the lands in Morvant and Laventille which should have been built upon and which should have been occupied by families who are desperately in need, who are still on our database, we have not been able to build on those sites because small groups of miscreants have behaved in such a way to threaten the workers resulting in no work,” he explained.
He explained that finding land to build additional houses was “challenging” especially when these criminal elements were hindering projects. He further explained that Laventille/Morvant was the only part of the country, where in the face of a galloping housing programme, the Government has not been able to deliver because they have had to face that kind of obstruction by the criminals.
The minister pointed out that an army camp had to be set up near the Las Alturas housing development in order for work to be done.
What he didnt explain too is that these fuckin niggas bandits who livin in these areas do NOT pay their electricity bills, the fuckin T&TEC workers are afraid to go and cut the electricity from these niggas for non payment of their bills. The same applies to WASA and other utilities.
What he fail to realise too is that the PNM take these mudder cont criminals and call them communtiy leaders, give dem CEPEP contracts and supervisor wok in URP. All just for votes to win election and to go to the marginals and intimidate and harass innocent people from goin to vote.
So now nigga. Pay the price for your actions! Its the PNM that create these monsters!