VIDEO: Interview on The Morning Edition – 8 December 2020

Afra Raymond’s interview on TV6 on The Morning Edition with Fazeer Mohammed on the amendments to the Public Procurement & Disposal of Public Property Act in Trinidad and Tobago. Video courtesy CCN TV6

The Amendments to the Procurement Legislation were passed in the lower House on Friday without the support of the Opposition United National Congress, and will e debated in the Upper House today. Prior to the debate, various Civil Society Groups and Business organizations have voiced concerns regarding particular elements to the amendments. We got another view in, Afra Raymond- Past President of the Joint Consultative Council for the Construction Industry.

Courtesy TV6 Morning Edition
  • Programme Date: 8 December 2020
  • Programme Length: 00:31:43

One thought on “VIDEO: Interview on The Morning Edition – 8 December 2020

  1. Afra GreetingsI watched this, but your answer to the question about what other developed countries do in relation to oversight/ethics, somewhat played into Muhammad’s hands.  I would have contextualised the historical conditions under which European society based its economy: enslavement and an expendable class or race to be perennially exploited.  And the arrangements are different in relation to massive corruption in government. The aim of every American president and British Prime Minister is to give lucrative contracts to their billionaire supporters, and on retirement they are made a ceremonial or practical director on several companies in which they pull in millions as well as shares in the business. I know you are a lone voice in the wilderness and go out on a limb to battle against people whose eyes are open wide shut when it comes to government corruption.  My purpose is merely to bring back the fundamental issue that “democratic” states are absolutely founded on the Greco-Roman model in which enslavement was a fundamental tenet of its existence, in addition to invasion, destruction and usurpation/extraction/colonisation.  To be elected gives “democracy” a prima facie case of moral rightness.Many blessings. Saba

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