6,000 new jobs soon, says Suruj
Minister of Local Government Suruj Rambachan has promised more than 6,000 new jobs over the next few months.
Speaking at the People's Partnership Government Pre-Budget Rally at Mid Centre Mall, Chaguanas yesterday Rambachan said after the national budget there will be an explosion of works in Trinidad and Tobago like never seen before.
"This evening I want to give notice to our Finance Minister Mr Larry Howai that as soon as the budget is passed Local Government is ready to apply for money to start all the development projects in Trinidad and Tobago.
"What this means is that Local Government is going to kickstart and stimulate the economy of Trinidad and Tobago by bringing over 600 small contractors to work for the next couple of months on over 600 projects, in 600 communities of Trinidad and Tobago. I want to tell you also that what you see is when 600 projects start up in the next few weeks over 6,000 persons will be employed in jobs across the country."
Rambachan said this will mean people will have money to spend in the groceries and in the cloth stores and other areas, making it the merriest Christmas under any government.
"What we are doing is going forward to make Trinidad and Tobago a happier place by the massive injection of projects to bring about job security and reduce unemployment rates in Trinidad and Tobago, so that everyone can be happy under the prime ministership of Kamla Persad-Bissessar," he said.
He added that in the past few months 336 projects were started in 336 communities in Trinidad and Tobago which was all part of his ministry's plan in seeking the interest of the people of the country.