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Moonilal: Don’t blame PP

Monday, March 19, 2018

Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal said yesterday that neither former prime minister Patrick Manning nor the Peoples Partnership had anything to do with the work stoppage at the Vieux Fort Housing Development project. The former housing minister was responding to claims by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley that the project was stopped after Manning reported that $10 million was missing from the Cleaver Heights Project.

Speaking at a function in Debe to mark the start of Navaratri, a Hindu festival, Moonilal said it was quite detestable for Rowley to blame Manning who cannot now defend his decisions and actions.

He said Vieux Fort was one of several started when Rowley was housing minister which were deemed “sick projects” and the major construction/contractual issues at Vieux Fort which affected its completion were poor quality work, poor quality control management, encroachment by local residents, incomplete and deficient drawings and designs, lack of statutory approvals and an injunction which restrained the HDC from continuing works on Building B.

He said after the High Court ruled in HDC’s favour, work resumed in 2010.

Moonilal claimed other projects started under Rowley between 2006-2007 which were plagued by corruption, poor project planning, poor design and infrastructure, included Las Alturas, Wellington Debe Estates, Arima Malabar project and Edinburgh Towers.

“It appears that operation blame Kamla has failed, now is operation blame Manning,” he said.


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