Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj will be marching with the unions, political parties and other civil society organisations on November 2 to protest various actions of the Government and to demand good governance in the pursuit of ethical standards in Trinidad and Tobago.
Maharaj told the Express yesterday he felt that he had an obligation to march to protest what is happening in Trinidad and Tobago because "we are in real trouble ".
Saying that Section 34 "was the last straw", with Government attempting to hoodwink the population, Maharaj said since this Government took office there had been clear abuses of power.
He cited as example of poor governance:
a) the Reshmi Ramnarine affair;
b) the State of Emergency, which had "no legal basis" in which "hundreds of people were locked up and charged without any basis for the charges "and the Attorney General and Cabinet knew this";
3) persons were arrested on the pretext of an alleged threat to kill the Prime Minister, without evidence;
4) the demolition of the camp site of the Re-Route Movement;
5) the manner in which appointments are made to boards and to diplomatic missions, which are based on political patronage, not merit;
6) serious allegations on a daily basis of corruption and breaches of procedures in the award of contracts;
7)a general lack of spiritual and moral values in the practice of governance in a multi-racial and multi-religious society.