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National clean-up in T&T next year—Hosein

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Newly-elected female members of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation pose for a picture after they were sworn in at the Tunapuna Community Centre on Thursday. PHOTO: MARCUS GONZALES

Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Kazim Hosein has indicated his intention to clean up T&T in early January 2017.

Hosein rolled out his decision to have a nationwide campaign at the swearing in ceremony for councillors of the San Fernando City Corporation on Thursday evening.

The former mayor said just as he did in San Fernando, getting people to volunteer to rid the streets of derelict vehicles, clean abandoned lots and generally clean up the city, he intends to do the same for T&T.

He said he will not be wasting time, and once all of the mayors, deputy mayors, chairmen, vice chairmen and aldermen are sworn in , which should be concluded by next Wednesday, he intends to meet with them all the next day to start working.

“Within the next two to three weeks I want to have a national clean up within the whole country of T&T. It is going to take some planning, and I know I will get the help of all the corporations, because all of us want the same thing. We want a clean environment, we want a safe environment. This national clean up would take place by early January, but we have to get it done.”

Anderson Williams, the councillor for Les Efforts West/La Romaine, who was the third of the nine to take his oath of office and sign a declaration, received the lustiest round of applause, for having won the seat for the PNM for the first time in 24 years.

Attorney General and Member of Parliament for San Fernando West Faris Al-Rawi ,who witnessed the swearing in ceremony, said it was an historic day for the city as it had been united by one party in every single electoral seat.

Al-Rawi said the fact that they won the Les Efforts/La Romaine seat for the first time in 24 years, signals a very special obligation on the part of all councillors and all members past and present, to represent the people of San Fernando.


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