Debe residents to visit Nidco to ‘demand’ answers
A large delegation of Debe residents is set to visit the Debe office of the National Infrastructure Development Company (Nidco) today, to “demand” answers on properties that were due to be acquired by the State to make way for the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.
President of the Debe to Point Fortin Highway Action Committee, Edward Moodie, stated in a release yesterday that the contingent would arrive at Nidco’s Debe office at 10 a.m.
The group’s visit was to “demand answers which are long overdue surrounding the acquisition of their properties which are to be acquired for the Point Fortin highway”, Moodie stated.
The release added: “If they do not get the answers which they request, which was supposed to be given to them months ago, they will be proceeding to the Minister in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Ms Stacy Roopnarine’s Constituency Office, in Debe, to take further action.”
Moodie was last month removed from his post as community outreach consultant between residents affected by the highway extension and Nidco, where he sat for two and half years.
He has for some time led the residents in protest, claiming the Government had reneged on its compensation promises and accused the State agency of being “abnormal” in its dealings with the residents.
Moodie was reassigned to another phase of the project, the San Fernando to Princes Town section of the highway.