...UNC also unhappy with reshuffle
The United National Congress (UNC) was also unhappy with the latest Cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yesterday.
“The UNC is also not very happy with the results of the reshuffle...if it’s one thing in a democracy you cannot please everybody every single time. There are many in the UNC also who would have wanted more, what is interesting is that both the UNC and the COP got two ministers each,” she said.
The Prime Minister was responding to questions from the media after distributing laptops to students at St James Secondary School yesterday.
On Sunday, Congress of the People (COP) political leader Prakash Ramadhar told the media that the COP was disappointed with last week’s Cabinet reshuffle
Ramadhar had said that before the reshuffle, the COP had several meetings and submitted several documents to the Prime Minister for her consideration on enhancing the governance structure and efficiency of the Cabinet, including reducing the number of ministries.
Ramadhar said the real issue is credibility of the Government and suggestions made by the COP were not met.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister said that in a coalition there will be divergent views, but the parties move forward united in the interest of the country.
She said with respect to next month’s local government elections, negotiations will continue with the COP.
Persad-Bissessar said the most prudent approach would be to compete on one ticket per corporation and negotiations will decide the parties contesting the various local government corporations. —Anna Ramdass