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No car so I was fired from Cepep, says Davy
Country First’s co-founder and former Port-of-Spain South UNC activist Juliet Davy said she was dismissed from her job as a field officer at Cepep (Company Limited Community-based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme) because she did not have a vehicle. Davy was speaking at a roundtable meeting at Bournes Road, St James, on Monday night. She was greeted on stage with the strains of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ No Woman, No Cry reggae hit.
Several women in the crowd erupted in laughter as she announced her dismissal from her job earlier that day. Davy said she was employed as a field officer from August 2010 and was treated as a political football and was given no assignment during her employment. “I had a number of challenges and since assuming the position I was treated as a political football. Many days I went to work I functioned for seven months sitting in a waiting room with nothing to do. No desk, no chair,” she said.
Davy said she wrote to the Cepep chairman at that time, Raymond Tim Kee, but he was on his way out of office so she wrote to line minister Dr Roodal Moonilal. “I informed him of the situation and his response was ‘You getting pay? So what you worrying about?’ Having realised that the minister didn’t care about my situation. I preserved in a waiting room,” she said.
She said she became the laughing stock of Cepep and had to wear “shades” to hide the circles underneath her eyes. Davy then burst into tears, an act which gained sympathy from members of the crowd. “I didnt know what to do and they terminated my services because I don’t have a vehicle and the company policy is to own a vehicle to become a field officer in CEPEP,” she said.
Davy said she then began to write for the TNT Mirror and received several statements from ministers and government supporters that she was “bad talking them.” “People were telling me to hush because I have an HDC house and a government work,” she said. Davy said people were losing their jobs because they stood up and talk about the Government.
Minister of Housing and the Environment Moonilal said he was aware that Davy was an internet blogger but did not take time to delve into Cepep matters. During an interview yesterday out the Ministry of National Security, Moonilal said he was waiting for a report from Cepep concerning the matter.
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