Government officials are expected to provide "full, free and frank disclosure" today (Monday May 12, 2008) of all issues surrounding the oversight of the Urban Development Corporation of T&T (Udecott), according to Information Minister Neil Parsanlal.
This will be during a press conference to be held at 5 pm in the Old Fire Station building, corner of Abercromby and Hart Streets, Port-of-Spain. (Article headlined: "Govt to "tell all" about UDECOTT", by Kyle Jeremiah.)
Excuse me? That just won't do! Why? Because we, the people, do not want the "Government" to use any press conference to "tell all" about the Urban Development Company of Trinidad and Tobgo (UDECOTT). Where UDECOTTis concerned, we, the people, want the "Government" to come before us, the people, via our, the people's, parliament to be grilled by the members of the Opposition side and, when so grilled, to be truthful, if able and, very prompt, in providing the answers to the many searching and scorching questions which we, the people, have about UDECOTT's wheelings, dealings and misdemeanours, if any. The same applies where any other matter of our, the people's, purse is concerned.
We, the people, expect that the press, being the Fourth Estate (our, the people's, natural ally), will not side with the "Government" in its continued disdain for us, the people, by agreeing to attend or participate in any proposed "press conference" on this most important issue. The same applies where any other matter of our, the people's, purse is concerned.