PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar declared yesterday that she was not taking anything for granted. And before the next general election, she said The University of the West Indies campus in Debe would be opened.
She also instructed that other projects, started by the People’s Partnership Government, be completed by mid-2015.
Persad-Bissessar said, “You see that campus in Debe? I will leave nothing to chance. I have no intention of not serving a second term, but God forbid that should that happen I want to be sure that university campus is opened whilst we are in Government now.”
Persad-Bissessar said she would not allow another situation as the Biche High School. “I saw what happened to the Biche High School. I saw what happened to the schools here. When we went out of office the last time all those were shut down. I see the buildings are going up and therefore I want to open that campus in this my fifth year of Government,” she said.
Persad-Bissessar said two Maha Sabha schools promised 14 years ago by the United National Congress (UNC) Government would also be completed and delivered to the residents of Penal within the next year.
She was speaking at a two-fold ceremony to open the Penal Technology Centre and distribution of certificates of comfort to 98 families at Petrotrin compound, Clarke Road, Penal. Minister of Tertiary Education Fazal Karim and Minister of Land and Marine Resources Jairam Seemungal attended the function.
Persad-Bissessar also instructed Seemungal to establish a Land Settlement Agency office in South Trinidad.
Persad-Bissessar told the recipients of the certificates of comfort that their next step was to receive a deed of lease. She said they would be able to go to the banks for money to improve their homes and lives.