Thursday, January 18, 2018

Call for answers on Colour Me Orange

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Why did the Colour Me Orange programme fail?

This is one of the questions listed for answer on the Senate Order Paper as the Upper House meets today from 10.30 a.m. at Parliament Chamber, Port of Spain International Waterfront Centre. 

Opposition Senator Camille Robinson-Regis filed the question for Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal to answer.

She asked the Minister to indicate what amounts of the Government’s figure of $73,568,637.50 expended on the now defunct -Colour Me Orange Programme was specifically spent on (i) equipment, (ii) materials (iii) security; and (iv) salaries and emoluments in both actual and percentage terms.

She also asked Moonilal to indicate what plans are in place to generate further employment in the communities from which the Colour Me Orange programme was withdrawn and discontinued.

“Would the Minister explain why the government’s targets of this programme of a $300 million expenditure and the creation of 20,000 jobs, as outlined by the Prime Minister were not achieved?” questions Robinson-Regis.

The Senate will today debate The Miscellaneous Provisions (Administration of Justice) Bill, 2014 where  Attorney General Anand Ramlogan is expected to move the second reading of the Bill which was passed in the House of Representatives on June 16, 2014.

On the agenda for debate as well is the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2014.