'Vaps, voops and vi ki vi'
Marlene on Govt leadership
Opposition Chief Whip Marlene McDonald said the People's Partnership is governing the country by "vaps, voops and vi ki vi", adding that the Government is using the PNM's Vision 2020.
McDonald, MP for Port of Spain South, was speaking at the 24th annual conference of the People's National Movement's Diego Martin Central constituency at Phase II, Powder Magazine, on Saturday.
In an address in which she asked party members to become more active in preparation for local government elections and the return of the PNM to government, McDonald said, unlike the PNM, the Partnership had no vision for the country.
"It is not what is masquerading as Government...you know the drill--two years and four months since the Government has come into existence and to date not a single vision has been enunciated; not a plan of action has been enunciated," she said, adding that former Central Bank deputy governor Dr Terrence Farrell wrote a paper, "VAPS, VOOPS AND VI KI VI/Economic and Social Management in Trinidad and Tobago".
"Certainly, this is time for us to reflect on what passes for governance in this country."
McDonald said the PNM had revealed four visions for the country since it first took Government in 1956, including The People's Charter in 1956; The Chaguaramas Declaration in the 1970s; PNM Perspectives in the world of the 80s and beyond; and Vision 2020.
She paid tribute to the party's founding father and the country's first prime minister, Dr Eric Williams, for building the party from the ground up, comprising the party groups that formed its base.